Veteran British actor and recent Game of Thrones star Sean Bean is currently gaining quite the reputation on Twitter. Today, a story came out about a Sunday night incident at a bar that involves all the elements of a real life hero story - chivalry, bravery, and a hard man with little regard for his personal safety.
In fact Sean Bean was apparently stabbed in the arm with a piece of glass after confronting a man who had harassed his female companion. While Bean was having a smoke with 30 year-old Playboy model April Summers, a passer-by made inappropriate comments about her. Bean confronted the man. Later that night, the man attacked him. Instead of seeking medical attention, he instead decided to go back inside the bar and have another drink. According to the DailyMail:
The four-time married star was apparently attacked outside the Hill Bar and Brasserie in Camden, North West London late on Sunday evening.
Mr Bean was said to have a cut arm and a bruised face, according to witnesses.
However, extraordinarily, he declined to attend hospital.
Instead, the star walked back into the bar and, after staff gave him aid from a first aid kit, ordered another drink.
A member of staff said: ‘Sean is a regular here and we’ve never had any problems before. He was with a very attractive woman and an incident occurred outside the bar.
‘He came in with a cut on his arm and a bruise on his eyebrow. We saw to his injuries with the first aid kit.He seemed ok and wanted to have another drink.’
So Sean Bean protected a woman's honor, fought off an attacker and went back to the bar for a drink (I bet it was straight whiskey).
As the story of this started gaining steam, he has become a trending topic on Twitter, with nearly every tweet about him discussing his badassery.
Sean Bean was stabbed? Reminds me of his Macbeth. 'Is this a dagger I which I see before me? Aye, 'appen it is.'
Sean Bean aka Eddard Stark got stabbed last night in a bar brawl....my man is really bout that lifestyle
Sean Bean is awesome.
Sean Bean wasn't stabbed by a broken bottle! The broken bottle was stabbed by Sean Bean
Sean Bean was defending a friend in a bar & got punched and stabbed with a glass...of course he is ok..he is Borimir and Ned Stark! hot
But, in staying true to what makes the internet the internet, there are plenty of tweets that look like this -
Sean Bean was stabbed by a glamour model. Did he refuse to pay his tab?
Sean Bean has been in the news lately due to the breakout hit show Game of Thrones on HBO. I will give no spoilers as to why, but suffice to say his impact on the show has been enormous. If you don't watch the show - you should. And if you do but haven't seen the latest episode - you need to do that as soon as possible. Please.
The Sean Bean-arm-stab-drink-order-story is bound to be remembered fondly, in the same way that German filmmaker and all around awesome individual Werner Herzog is remembered for taking a bullet and continuing an interview. It was okay to Herzog, as "it was not a significant bullet."[Image Courtesy of IMDB]