Ricky Gervais ‘hires security guards after Salman Rushdie stabbing’


Ricky Gervais has reportedly employed safety guards after Sir Salman Rushdie was attacked (Image: AP/Getty)

Ricky Gervais has reportedly employed his personal safety guards after Sir Salman Rushdie was attacked whereas giving a speech in New York.

Sir Salman was stabbed round 12 occasions – together with within the face and neck – as he was about to ship a lecture on the Chautauqua Establishment final week.

In addition to a puncture to his eye, the 75-year-old additionally suffered accidents to his stomach, inflicting a puncture of his liver, and different stab wounds to his stomach and chest space.

Hadi Matar, 24, has been charged with tried homicide and assault. He has pleaded not responsible.

Comic Gervais has now additionally reportedly employed safety guards for performances.

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The Satanic Verses creator was giving a speech in New York when attacked (Image: PA)

The 61-year-old is claimed to have ‘beefed up’ his safety group as he performs ‘work in progress’ reveals at Leicester Sq. Theatre in London, the place he’s testing out new materials on reside audiences.

This follows incidents together with Dave Chappelle being attacked on stage, because the 48-year-old comic was performing his stand-up present in Los Angeles in Might.

A supply revealed: ‘Ricky isn’t taking any possibilities. He has employed his personal safety guards for the gigs so he can have amusing and chill out within the data that he’s protected.’

Comic Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage in Might (Image: WireImage)
Ricky ‘isn’t taking possibilities’, a supply revealed (Image: Marion Curtis/StarPix for Netf/REX/Shutterstock)

The insider added to The Solar: ‘He hasn’t wasted any expense. They’re the true deal and are positioned within the aisles and across the stage, holding an in depth eye on viewers members.’

The supply additionally added that the venue of Gervais’ performances is ‘doing so much for common security,’ with reportedly no glasses or bottles being allowed to be served by the venue.

They continued: ‘It looks like everyone seems to be taking precautions. It’s vital in these occasions.’

The comic is testing work for his upcoming stand-up present titled Armageddon, having beforehand admitted that he needed to ‘attempt to get cancelled’, saying earlier this yr: ‘I’m treating it prefer it’s my final one ever. It received’t be, however I need to put every part into it. I need to attempt to get cancelled. No, I simply need to go all-out there.’

Metro.co.uk has approached Ricky Gervais’ representatives for remark.

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