Game of Thrones is known for its bloody storylines, but fantasy took an odd twist in reality recently when one of the series’ stars had his ear bitten off.
Clive Mantle, otherwise known as Lord Greatjon Umber — one of Robb Stark’s loyalists on the HBO series, who randomly had two fingers bitten off by Robb’s direwolf, Grey Wind — was attacked over the weekend at a Travelodge in Newcastle, England. According to the Guardian, Mantle reportedly asked some guys to hush up outside of his hotel room when he was attacked, and his ear was bitten off. Maybe so he would no longer hear the commotion?
The star needed surgery in order to have his ear reattached, while the man who supposedly did it has been charged and is expected to appear in court in April. Two more men were arrested; one was released without being charged, while another was let go on bail.
A spokesperson from Mantle’s agency said that the 55 year old is “very shaken and shocked by what happened,” but that the hospital and ambulance staff were all amazing.
Game of Thrones returns for Season 3 on Sunday, March 31 at 9 p.m. ET, on HBO Canada.