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Sean Bean frequently plays strong men on screen, and it appears he's a tough guy in real life as well. How tough? The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones star was stabbed outside a bar in London on Sunday night -- and promptly went back inside the pub to order another drink.
According to U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail, the 52-year-old actor was smoking a cigarette outside the Hill Bar and Brasserie with April Summers, a 22-year-old model for the Italian edition of Playboy, when a man walked by and made a lewd comment about Summers. Much as his Game of Thrones alter-ego Ned Stark might have done, Bean defended the lady's honor by confronting the passerby. The altercation stopped there. But later in the night, when Bean went outside for another cigarette, the unnamed man returned and attacked the actor, reportedly punching him in the face and stabbing him in the arm with what is believed to be broken glass.
"Sean is a regular here and we've never had any problems before," a member of the bar's wait staff who was present at the time of the incident told the Daily Mail. "He was with a very attractive woman, and an incident occurred outside the bar."
Here's where the story gets really interesting. After the attack, police were called -- but instead of going to the hospital, Bean walked back into the bar and ordered another round. "(Sean) came in with a cut on his arm and a bruise on his eyebrow," says the bar's witness. "We saw to his injuries with the first aid kit. He seemed OK and wanted to have another drink."
It is not known whether Summers (real name Nadia Foster) and Bean -- who divorced his fourth wife in 2010 -- are dating. Of the incident Summer would only tell The Daily Mail that it was "a private matter." Bean, meanwhile, has had no comment about the altercation. Guess that's why they call it the "strong, silent type."