Actor Rick Moranis of “Ghostbusters” and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” was attacked by an unknown assailant near New York City’s Central Park on Thursday, three law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the attack told NBC New York.
The 67-year-old actor and comedian was reportedly walking when the suspect punched him in the head, knocking him to the ground.
“Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Upper West Side yesterday,” said Troy Bailey, a spokesman for the actor, in a statement. “He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes.”
According to the NYPD, Moranis took himself to the hospital before later reporting the incident to police, NBC New York reported.
The NYPD says the attack occurred around 7:30 a.m.
Video of the assault was tweeted by police and includes a look at the suspect, dressed in black and wearing an “I Love New York” hoodie. The NYPD called the assault “random” and “unprovoked.”
Moranis, a father of two, left Hollywood more than 20 years ago to raise his children as a single father after his wife died of cancer in 1991.
Moranis returned to the small screen in September for a Mint Mobile commercial with Ryan Reynolds.