Bangkok - Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner sustained a minor injury in a pub brawl at Thailand's Phuket Island resort, which ended with the arrest of six of the pub's employees, police said on Friday.
"Renner was not really involved in the incident but he was hit in the arm by a flying glass during the brawl," Phuket Police Lieutenant Colonel Jamlune Paiduang said in a telephone interview.
Renner, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his lead role in The Hurt Locker, was visiting the Carnala-Rachada Pub with friends in Phuket town, 690km south of Bangkok, when a fight broke out at 04:30 on Wednesday, well past the legal closing time of 01:00.
Police said the brawl started after Vorasit Issara, a member of Renner's party, dropped a glass, drawing the attention of the pub's guards and staff.
Bodyguards attending Vorasit, the general manager of his family-owned Sri Panwa Resort, intervened and a melee ensued.
"There were chairs and glasses flying everywhere," Jamlune said.
Vorasit, who sustained a knife wound in the stomach and an axe wound in the neck, was hospitalised.
Police arrested six of the pub staff and charged them with attempted murder.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Angelina Jolie has revealed to the New York Times that she recently underwent a procedure to remove her fallopian tubes and ovaries. Read More »
Nelson Mandela presidential memoir, sequel to Long Walk to Freedom, to be published in 2016 Read More »
Day 4 in pics!
5 hyperlapse videos!
Day 2 in pics!
Day 1 in pics!
With the Fast and the Furious 7 hitting South African cinema’s this April, all eyes are on the cars and we’re in for a treat!
South AfricaR500 000 - R600 000 Per Year
South AfricaR500 000 - R800 000 Per Year
HousesR 1 400 000
HousesR 3 200 000
HousesR 3 000 000