Isn’t 2020 bad enough already? Now someone has to go and sucker-punch actor Rick Moranis on a New York street? The New York Police Department confirmed to CBS New York that the Ghostbusters actor, who’s 67, was randomly attacked by a stranger Thursday morning on the city’s Upper West Side.
Surveillance cameras show a man walk up and with no provocation and punch Moranis in the head, knocking him down. The actor went to the hospital with pain in his head, back and hip, CNET sister site CBS reported, but his management team later said Moranis is “fine, but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes.”
Moranis may be fine, but people are furious on his behalf. Even Captain America — aka, actor Chris Evans — was outraged. “My blood is boiling,” Evans wrote in a tweet. “Find this man. You don’t touch Rick Moranis.”
Ryan Reynolds, who recently coaxed Moranis into appearing in a, also spoke out.
“Should have known not to subject Rick to the year 2020,” Reynolds wrote. “Glad to hear he’s OK.”
It wasn’t just the famous who were outraged.
“Lemme find out who hit him,” wrote one Twitter user. “That’s my favorite childhood actor. The man made Ghostbusters. Honey I Shrunk the Kids!” Wrote another, “You come for Rick Moranis you come for all of us.”