Moranis had to go to a hospital to be evaluated due to the pain in his head
Canadian actor Rick Moranis, known for “The Ghostbusters” or “Honey, I shrunk the children”, has been identified as the victim of an unprovoked attack that occurred in broad daylight this Thursday in New York, as reported by this Friday local media.
The 67-year-old actor was walking at 7:30 a.m. near his apartment, west of Central Park, when a stranger spontaneously approached him and hit him on the head, causing him to fall to the ground, according to surveillance video. published by the New York Post, which cites law enforcement sources.
Moranis had to go to a hospital for evaluation due to pain in his head, back and hip, and then went to a police station to report what happened.
Authorities are now looking for the person responsible for the attack, who was wearing a sweatshirt with the “I love NY” logo and left on foot, apparently unperturbed after knocking out the actor.
Moranis has been withdrawn from the public eye since he rose to fame with several comedy blockbusters in the 1980s and 1990s, focused on taking care of his children after the death of his first wife.
He returned to the movies promptly with the sequels to “Honey, I Shrunk the Children,” which came out in 1992 and 1997, and is expected to also appear in a new installment of the franchise after signing a contract with Disney Plus.
In 2005 he released a “country” album that was nominated for a Grammy for best comedy album for its lyrics called “The Agoraphobic Cowboy” (The agoraphobic cowboy), and in 2013 another called “My Mother's Brisket & Other Love songs” (The my mother's brisket and other love songs).