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  • 5 August 2014, 10:03

Wire Actor 'Recovering' After Club Stabbing

The Wire actor Anwan Glover has said he is recovering after being stabbed at a club in Washington DC.

The actor, who played ruthless gang enforcer Slim Charles, was rushed to hospital after the attack early on Sunday.

"While supporting another band, at their show, I was involved in an altercation with some unknown people," said the 41-year-old, who also performs in a local go-go band.

"While defending myself, I was stabbed," he told fans and friends via a message on Instagram, adding: "I am recovering and will be back soon ... I am not a stranger to adversity and when shown hate, I'm going to spread love."

Glover, who also appeared in the Oscar-winning film 12 Years A Slave, has long spoken out against street violence - having been shot, by his own count, 13 times.

In 2007, his 29-year-old brother was shot and killed in Washington -- and three years later his teenage son survived a shooting at a suburban pool party.

Local television station WJLA said Glover's stabbing was one of three acts of violence reported at local venues within 90 minutes early Sunday.

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