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Boardwalk Empire Actor Steve Buscemi Punched in the Face on New York City Street

Steve Buscemi, the actor who previously starred in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, was punched in the face in a random attack in Manhattan last week.

As reported by the New York Times, the attack occurred on the morning of Wednesday, May 8, while the 66-year-old actor was walking near the corner of Third Avenue and East 27th Street in the neighborhood from Kips Bay to New York. . He was taken to a nearby hospital with bruising, swelling and bleeding to his left eye.

“He is doing well and appreciates everyone’s well wishes, although it is incredibly sad for everyone that this happened to him while he was walking the streets of New York.

“Steve Buscemi was attacked in Midtown Manhattan, another victim of a random act of violence in the city,” Buscemi’s publicist said in a statement shared with the public on May 12. “He is doing well and appreciates everyone’s well wishes, although it is incredibly sad for everyone that this happened to him while he was walking the streets of New York.”

The New York Police Department confirmed there have been no arrests in connection with the attack and investigations are continuing.

Steve Buscemi. Photo by John Nacion/Getty Images.

The attack on Buscemi follows a similar incident in April with his Boardwalk Empire co-star Michael Stuhlbarg, who was hit in the back of the head with a rock while walking in Manhattan’s Central Park. Stuhlbarg chased the attacker out of the park, where police apprehended him and later charged him with assault.

Actor Michael Rapaport joined several others in denouncing the attacks. “Steve is the salt of the earth,” he wrote on X/Twitter shortly after news of Buscemi’s attack broke. “A former firefighter who worked on the scene of 9/11, a great artist and arguably one of the kindest and most generous people you could ever meet.”

Buscemi was a firefighter in New York in the early 1980s before pursuing an acting career. He has starred in several films, including Reservoir Dogs, Fargo and The Big Lebowski. He also played Enoch “Nucky” Thompson on Boardwalk Empire, Anthony “Tony B” Blundetto on The Sopranos and will star in Wednesday’s Season 2.

Photo by John Nacion/Getty Images.

Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance entertainment writer for IGN. You can follow her on X/Twitter @AdeleAnkers.

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