Corey Feldman Says He Really Was Stabbed with a Syringe — and Is Being Tested for Infections
The 46-year-old actor is being tested for HIV after being attacked with a possible syringe by three men
Corey Feldman is being tested for infections after being stabbed by possible syringe Tuesday night in Los Angeles, his rep tells PEOPLE.
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“Corey got jabbed with a long, sharp object last night after a business meeting,” his rep says. “He was in the car with his security team at the time. Initially, he was very shaken up and scared. He thinks he was stabbed with a syringe of some sort and there is concern that it may be infected.”
(The Blast first reported the news.)
His rep adds that he is being “tested for HIV” and “any other diseases” that could result in being stabbed with an infected needle, possibly by an anonymous group of antagonists the actor calls “the wolfpack.”
Fedman, 46, shared two photos of himself lying in a hospital bed on Wednesday morning. He claimed three men approached him in his car and one attacked while his security was distracted.
“IM IN THE HOSPITAL! I WAS ATTACKED 2NITE!” he wrote. “A MAN OPENED MY CAR DOOR & STABBED ME W SOMETHING! PLEASE SAY PRAYERS 4 US! THANK GOD IT WAS ONLY MYSELF & MY SECURITY IN THE CAR, WHEN 3 MEN APPROACHED! WHILE SECURITY WAS DISTRACTED, W A GUY A CAR PULLED UP & ATTACKED! I’M OK!”
“@LAPD CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE CASE AS AN ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE! I HAVE HAD MOUNTING THREATS ON ALL [SOCIAL MEDIA] PLATFORMS BY THIS VILE ‘WOLFPACK’ & THIS IM SURE IS A RESULT OF THOSE NEGATIVE ACTIONS!” he said. “I HAVE REASON 2 BELIEVE ITS ALL CONNECTED! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HOW SICK R THESE PPL?!?”Tweets by Corey_Feldman
“The ‘wolfpack’ make videos everyday threatening and bashing him and while we don’t have proof that they were involved, he was terrified and didn’t know what hit him,” adds the rep, who confirmed that Feldman does have a laceration on his stomach despite conflicting reports. “The attackers didn’t ask for his wallet or take his car. It was very quick. He didn’t recognize them.”
LAPD spokeswoman Officer Rosario Herrera tells PEOPLE there is “no suspect at this time and the investigation is ongoing.”
Herrera says Feldman was allegedly stopped at a red light when the incident occurred Tuesday at 10:45 p.m.
“Police received a radio call of an assault with a deadly weapon,” she says. “The victim was driving in the vehicle with a passenger at Reseda and Ventura Blvd. when an unknown suspect opened his driver’s side door and jabbed at the victim’s abdomen with an unknown object. The victim was transported to a local hospital in stable condition … the type/extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.”
In his 2013 memoir, Coreyography, Feldman claimed that he and his best friend at the time, fellow child actor Corey Haim, had been sexually abused by people in the industry. Haim died of pneumonia in 2010 at just 38.
Although he has been outspoken about the trauma he claims he and Haim faced during their rise as heartthrobs in the late 1980s, Feldman said there is still more to the story. Last fall, he launched a fundraising campaign hoping to crowd fund $10 million in two months in order to make a movie about his life and bring his alleged Hollywood abusers to justice. The number was later adjusted to $1 million, and Feldman has since launched a second campaign on a different fundraising platform, hoping to raise $100,000.
During an appearance on Megyn Kelly Today in October, Feldman said he was “fearing for [his] life” and alleged someone had recently tried to kill him before backtracking slightly.
“I had two trucks come speeding at me on the highway at the same time,” he said. “I was with six other people. I have many witnesses to this. I’m not saying they were trying to kill Corey Feldman, but they were definitely trying to kill a group of people walking across the street.”