Rick Moranis got sucker-punched in New York, and the internet is furious

Is not 2020 dangerous sufficient already? Now somebody has to go and sucker-punch actor Rick Moranis on a New York avenue? The New York Police Division confirmed to CBS New York that the Ghostbusters actor, who’s 67, was randomly attacked by a stranger Thursday morning on town’s Upper West Side

Surveillance cameras present a person stroll up and with no provocation and punch Moranis within the head, knocking him down. The actor went to the hospital with ache in his head, again and hip, PJDM sister web site CBS reported, however his administration group later stated Moranis is “wonderful, however grateful for everybody’s ideas and effectively needs.”

Moranis could also be wonderful, however persons are livid on his behalf. Even Captain America — aka, actor Chris Evans — was outraged. “My blood is boiling,” Evans wrote in a tweet. “Discover this man. You do not contact Rick Moranis.”

Ryan Reynolds, who just lately coaxed Moranis into showing in a Mint Mobile commercial, additionally spoke out.

“Ought to have recognized to not topic Rick to the 12 months 2020,” Reynolds wrote. “Glad to listen to he is OK.”

It wasn’t simply the well-known who had been outraged.

“Lemme discover out who hit him,” wrote one Twitter consumer. “That is my favourite childhood actor. The person made Ghostbusters. Honey I Shrunk the Children!” Wrote one other, “You come for Rick Moranis you come for all of us.”

Some hoped Moranis would name on his previous film expertise for revenge. “Excellent plant meals,” wrote one Twitter consumer, referring in fact to Moranis’ function within the 1986 film musical Little Store of Horrors, during which his nerdy florist Seymour Krelborn discovered himself feeding a man-eating plant.

Many famous the “I Love NY” shirt worn by the attacker. 

Moranis took a break from performing in 1991 after his spouse, Ann Belsky, died of breast most cancers, however by no means formally retired from the enterprise. In 2018, he reprised his famous role in Star Wars parody film Spaceballs on the TV present The Goldbergs, however his final main movie function got here greater than twenty years in the past in 1997’s Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. 

In February, actor Josh Gad tweeted that Moranis will star with him within the film Shrunk, a revisit of the Honey, I Shrunk The Children universe, with Gad taking part in Moranis’ grown-up son from these movies.

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