A bar fight on location in North Carolina sends the ''Fargo'' actor to the hospital

By Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
April 13, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Thursday morning at approximately 2:30 a.m., actors Vince Vaughn and Steve Buscemi — who are on location filming the thriller ”Domestic Disturbance” with John Travolta in Wilmington, North Carolina — got into a brawl with locals at a downtown bar called Firebelly, located on Front Street. While the cause of the fight is unknown, it resulted in Buscemi’s being stabbed with a knife above the eye,under his jaw, in his neck, and on his arms. He was taken to the emergency room of a local hospital, where he remained for a few hours before being flown to New York at noon, where he is being seen by plastic surgeons. ”The situation could have been life threatening,” a source on the scene tells EW.com. The attacker was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Vaughn was maced, arrested, fined, and released.

”Domestic Disturbance” will continue filming, but with an altered schedule. While Vaughn is expected back at work Friday, Buscemi’s return date is unclear, although the source says the filmmakers are under the belief that his scars will not be visible and that he will be able to return to the set to finish work. ”Domestic Disturbance” is due to continue shooting for another month.

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