‘Rick and Morty’ actress Spencer Grammer injured in knife attack

Summer Smith voice actress says she expects "to recover quickly"

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.

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“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 confirmed in a statement to Us Weekly.

Spencer Grammer
Spencer Grammer (Picture: Getty/Gabriel Olsen)

“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.

“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.”

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. A 31-year-old male was also struck in the lower back causing a laceration. The complainants were removed to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

“The suspect fled the location on foot. He is described as a male black in his 30s, approximately 5’08” and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black shorts and black sandals.”

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Grammer voices the role of Summer Smith in Rick and Morty, and is also the daughter of Fraiser and The Simpsons star Kelsey Grammer.

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