Actress Spencer Grammer has confirmed reports she suffered an injury in a Friday night knife attack at a New York City restaurant.
The Rick and Morty star was slashed as she tried to break up a fight at The Black Ant in the East Village, after a man, who appeared to be drunk, was turned away as he tried to get a table at the restaurant.
According to bystanders, the man began arguing with employees and several customers, when Spencer and her dinner partner, Jan Phillip Mueller, jumped out of their seats to try and diffuse the situation.
"My friend and I did what anyone else would do in the same situation," Grammer says in a statement to Us Weekly. "Several others, predominantly women, were also attempting to prevent the altercation from escalating."
Grammer also confirmed she was injured during the incident and sought medical treatment afterwards.
"I sustained a laceration on my arm, and my friend was stabbed in the back, but thankfully he suffered no serious internal injuries," she said. "We expect to recover quickly. We want to thank the first responders and the staff at Bellevue Hospital, who provided us with excellent care. They fought an incredible battle this year. It was very moving for us to have the opportunity to thank them in person."
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