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Kelsey Grammer’s Daughter Slashed With Knife While Trying To Break Up Confrontation Outside Restaurant

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Actress Spencer Grammer and a friend are recovering from knife wounds after being slashed during an attempt to break up a fight outside a New York City restaurant.

Police are searching for the man involved in the incident.

The suspect ran away from the scene outside The Black Ant restaurant Friday evening in Manhattan’s East Village.

Grammer, who played Casey Cartwright on the ABC Family series Greek and currently plays the character of Summer Smith on the animated series Rick and Morty, sustained a slashing wound on her forearm. Her friend, Jan Phillip Mueller, sustained a knife wound to the back.

Both individuals’ injuries were thankfully not life-threatening.

The altercation arose when a man got into an argument with several patrons at The Black Ant after he demanded service as the restaurant was about to close.

In a statement, Grammer, who is the daughter of Cheers and Frasier star Kelsey Grammer, told Entertainment Tonight why she and her friend intervened.

“My friend and I did what anyone else would do in the same situation. Several others, predominantly women, were also attempting to prevent the altercation from escalating.”

Grammer also gave ET more details about their injuries.

“I sustained a laceration on my arm, and my friend was stabbed in the back, but thankfully he suffered no serious internal injuries. We expect to recover quickly.”

On social media, there was an outpouring of well wishes for Grammer, especially from the legions of Rick and Morty fans.



In her statement to ET, Grammer also thanked the medical staff for the excellent care they provided her and Mueller.

She made a special mention of their heroism in fighting New York City’s ongoing battle with the pandemic.

“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.”

NYPD is asking for help from the public in locating Grammer and Mueller’s assailant, who has not been identified.


Written by John Sundholm

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