Actor Richard E. Grant taken to hospital after being hit by metal bar

Nicola Harley
Richard E. Grant with his daughter Olivia -  @RichardEGrant

Actor and tv presenter Richard E. Grant was rushed to hospital after being struck by a metal bar in his home in the Cotswolds.

The incident happened while the Withnail & I star was at his home on Friday night in Avening, near Stroud, Gloucestershire.

The star took to twitter to thank nursing staff for tending to his head wound.

He said he was "truly indebted" to nurses Holly and Theresa at Stroud General Hospital, in Trinity Road, for "sorting out" his injury.

He later posted a picture of himself smiling in a Peaky Blinders style flat cap and wrote: "Thank you for all the kind messages of support.Wearing a cover-up cap till I’m Peaky Blinder better!"

Grant, well known for his turn in Bram Stoker's Dracula, tweeted: "Heavy metal bar clonked my cranium and they kindly cleaned me up & glued me together again like Humpty Dumpty!"

Nurse Susan Logan replied to his Tweet: "As an NHS nurse working in Scotland we don't often get nice feedback.

"It's lovely to hear someone with such a high profile thanking staff. Speedy recovery to you."

Dozens of fans also wished Grant a quick recovery, one commenting: "Wowsers! That sounds painful.

"Hope you feel better very soon and a big thumbs up to nurses Holly and Theresa and all our wonderful NHS workers."

Mr Grant is also known for his roles in Logan, Spice World, Gosford Park, The Iron Lady and a Christmas Carol.

In December the star was mugged while on holiday in South Africa and tweeted: "Feel like a right mug having been mugged at an ATM in Cape Town. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr."

Grant will next be seen starring opposite Melissa McCarthy in new film 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' about the celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

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