Supernatural actor Misha Collins is “totally fine” after being mugged, robbed, and beaten outside a bar in Minneapolis over the weekend, the New York Daily News is reporting.
The 41-year-old Collins, who plays angel Castiel on the hit CW show, was in Minneapolis on Friday for the “official” Supernatural convention, known around the Twin Cities as “MinnCon.” On Friday night, Collins took a break from the festivities to have some adult beverages and stopped by a Minneapolis bar. On the way out, he was followed by three men, whom he claims beat him and robbed him.
Misha’s Supernatural co-star, Jim Beaver, wrote a Facebook post — which has since been removed — describing what had happened to his friend. It’s unclear why Beaver deleted the post, but E! Online was able to share its content before it got deleted.
“My buddy and Supernatural colleague Misha Collins was followed out of a restaurant in Minneapolis by three men last night and beaten and robbed. He’s all right, more or less, with some stitches and a fat lip. He’s going on with his photo ops at the Supernatural convention he’s attending this weekend… I hope this clears things up a bit for those who’ve been inquiring.”
From there, Misha’s plight took on something of a life of its own on social media, as convention attendees — and other fans — began asking each other about Misha’s condition. Other horrified fans noted that he showed up at a convention photo op in stitches.
Finally, at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Collins himself took to social media to set the record straight.
Hey guys! Thanks for all the well-wishes! Just want u to know I’ve just got some minor scrapes. I’m totally fine! Love u guys.
— Misha Collins (@mishacollins) August 22, 2015
Ever the professional, Collins kept up his commitment to his fans, posing for pictures and doing his panels like he said he would.
Collins’ Supernatural co-star Osric Chau issued a challenge to Misha’s fans, asking them on Twitter to perform random acts of kindness in Misha’s name (Misha’s charity is called Random Acts and it encourages people to do the same).
— Osric (@OsricChau) August 22, 2015
As of this post, Minneapolis police have made no arrests in Misha Collins’ assault.
[Image courtesy of: Getty Images/Kevin Winter]