‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Star Blake Horstmann Shares Graphic Pics After He’s Attacked In NYC
Bachelor In Paradise star Blake Horstmann is recovering from an attack in New York City. The 30-year-old Bachelor Nation bad boy shared photos to his Instagram story after he was a victim of a random act of violence that left him with a black eye that may require surgery to repair.
Horstmann, who was famously rejected on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette before causing mayhem with multiple women on last summer’s Bachelor In Paradise, told People that he and four other people were randomly attacked while in the Big Apple last week to ring in the New Year.
“Unfortunately, I was in New York, and some crazy person decided to punch a bunch of us standing there, and I was on the wrong end of one of the punches, unfortunately, me and like four other people,” he explained in his Instagram story. It is unclear if the person who attacked the reality star was apprehended.
Horstmann told People that while he’s “doing all right” after the violent incident, he has to meet with doctors to see if he needs surgery for a fracture in his orbital floor. The ABC reality star explained that he has to let the swelling and bruising go down first before the need for surgery can be determined.
While photos posted by People were gruesome, Horstmann told his fans that his face “already looks a thousand times better than it did a couple days ago.”
In the caption of his New Year’s Eve photo that he posted to Instagram, Horstmann revealed that 2019 was “a bumpy road” for him and that he learned from his mistakes. Fans in the comments section of that post told the reality star they were rooting for him. Others were concerned about his injury after seeing the#ihaveablackeye hashtag in his caption.
“Take care of that eye,” one fan wrote to Blake.
“Black eye?!? Can you elaborate?” another asked.
“Gonna need to hear the black eye story,” a third follower chimed in.
“You had it rougher than most. I hope 2020 is better!” a fourth fan wrote to the reality star.
Bachelor In Paradise fans know that Horstmann made headlines for his bad behavior at the Stagecoach music festival last year and was later caught shaming Caelynn Miller-Keyes after they had a reported one-night stand. It appears as if 2020 is starting out just as bumpy for him as he nurses his black eye back to health.