27 July 2020 14:36
Rick and Morty voice actress Spencer Grammer has sustained an arm injury after being attacked with a knife while dining out in New York City. According to reports, the star was at The Black Ant in the city's East Village when an intoxicated man walked up and demanded to be served. The actress revealed that she and her friend intervened to prevent things from escalating further before she was then attacked by the man. Several others, predominantly women, were also attempting to prevent the altercation from escalating," Grammer confirmed in a statement to Us Weekly. "We want to thank the first responders and the staff at Bellevue Hospital, who provided us with excellent care.
The New York City Police Department added in a statement: "On Friday, July 24, 2020, at approximately 2310 hours in front of 60 2 Avenue (9 Precinct), an unknown male stuck a 36-year-old female in the right arm with an unknown object causing a laceration and swelling. Grammer voices the role of Summer Smith in Rick and Morty, and is also the daughter of Fraiser and The Simpsons star Kelsey Grammer. Spencer Grammer and Kelsey Grammer attend the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Actress Spencer Grammer has spoken about being attacked with a knife in a restaurant after trying to stop an "altercation from escalating". The 36-year-old, who is the daughter of Frasier legend Kelsey Grammer, is best known for voicing the character Summer in cult animated comedy Rick & Morty.
Read more: Kelsey Grammer reveals there are 'six different ideas' for a Frasier revival A statement from the department's spokesperson reads: "On Friday, July 24, 2020, at approximately 2310 hours in front of 60 2 Avenue (9 Precinct), an unknown male stuck a 36-year-old female in the right arm with an unknown object causing a laceration and swelling. View photos FRASIER, Season 6. Moose as Eddie, Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane (Photo by Bill Reitzel/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) More "A 31-year-old male was also struck in the lower back causing a laceration. Spencer, who has also had a starred in US comedy Greek, is the eldest of father Kelsey's seven children. Spencer Grammer is well-known in her own right (Picture: FilmMagic) Actress Spencer Grammer is recovering after she was reportedly 'slashed with a knife' while trying to help break up a argument in a New York restaurant. According to Page Six reports, the 36-year-old Rick and Morty star had been at The Black Ant on Friday at around 11.30pm when a drunk man stumbled in and demanded a table-turning irate when he was turned away by staff. Spencer was allegedly 'slashed' in the right arm when she and friend Jan Phillip Mueller tried to intervene, with the pair later being treated in hospital. 'My friend and I did what anyone else would do in the same situation,' Spencer said in a statement to Metro.co.uk. Several others, predominantly women, were also attempting to prevent the altercation from escalating. 'I sustained a laceration on my arm, and my friend was stabbed in the back, but thankfully he suffered no serious internal injuries. Spencer is of course well-known to Rick and Morty fans, as well as coming from a pretty famous family – but just who is her dad and who does she voice in the animated hit? Spencer is the daughter of actor Kelsey Grammer, best known for his role as psychiatrist Dr Frasier Crane in the 80s US TV hit Cheers (which ran from 1982-1993),and the spin-off series Frasier (which ran from 1993-2004). Kelsey Grammer is best known as Dr Frasier Crane (Picture: Getty Images) Who does Spencer Grammer play on Rick and Morty? Summer has been a part of Rick and Morty since the start (Picture: Adult Swim) Spencer voices the character of Summer Smith, who is the 17-year-old sister of Morty in the show. The character has been a part of the series since it began in 2013, coming more into her own in the second series when she began accompanying Rick and Morty on some of their inter-dimensional journeys – and has sometimes shown more competence than her brother in getting out of tricky situations. As well as Rick and Morty, Spencer has also appeared in the college-set comedy drama series Greek, while her other appearances have include CSI and CSI: New York, Six Degrees and Chicago PD. MORE: Rick and Morty star says fan theories about multiple dimensions are 'entirely possible' MORE: Frasier reboot is 'ready to go' for 2020: Kelsey Grammer gives fans all the news they want