Some disturbing news to report out of our nation’s capital as early Sunday morning, Anwan Glover – more popularly known as “Slim Charles” from The Wire, “Cape” from 12 Years A Slave and a member of D.C.’s famed Backyard Band - was the victim of an ambush and stabbing attack.
According to a police report, Glover reported that he was on the second floor of Cafe Asia, a restaurant at 1720 I Street NW, when an unknown person punched him. He turned to face his assailant, and another person hit him on the back of the head, causing him to slip on the wet floor.
Glover said that he was then kicked multiple times. He heard someone shout, “He has a knife,” and felt a sharp pain in his right side.
As disturbing as the incident is, violence is anything but unfamiliar to Glover, who was shot 13 times growing up as a resident of Columbia Heights in D.C. The Post also notes his brother was murdered in 2007 and his son was injured in a 2011 shooting outside a party. Despite the history of brutality in Glover’s life, he has traditionally remained a fixture in anti-violence campaigns and noted public speaker on the subject.
Glover’s condition has not been reported just yet, though we here at TSS obviously wish the OG a speedy recovery. Now seems about as good a time as ever to post this, one of The Wire’s signature scenes in its five-year run.
UPDATE: Big G releases a statement regarding the stabbing via Instagram.
As many of you are aware, i was involved in an incident last night. While supporting another band, at their show, I was involved in an altercation with some unknown people. While defending myself, I was stabbed. I was hospitalized and have been released. I am not a stranger to adversity and when shown hate, I’m going to spread love. I am recovering and will be back soon. My flesh may be stabbed but my spirit is unbreakable. I want to thank all of my fans, followers and friends for their inquiries, we’ll wishes, prayers and love. I love you all back and I’m always going to love my city. – G #FYI- I lost my phone and will get my new one tomorrow. Much love Anwan Big G Glover