This story was more scandalous when I thought Sean Bean was still married to his fourth wife. I had forgotten that they split up last year, but whatever. I want to write about Sean Bean, who is The Sex. He’s also a rather sketchy dude, but by now you know that’s how I like ‘em. So… Sean has a new girlfriend, apparently. In Britain, they call her a “glamour model” which I think means that she poses naked for magazines and tabloids. Her name is “April Summers” and she’s 30 years younger than Sean (who is 52). Anyway, here’s the story: Sean got into a fight with some dude over April, and the dude STABBED Sean. And Sean was all “meh” and he went back into the bar and ordered another drink! This is the kind of guy I always go for, I swear.
He became known to millions as the rugged, hero soldier in historical drama Sharpe. And now actor Sean Bean has proven once and for all that his tough-guy image is not just fictional. The Daily Mail has learned that Bean was ‘stabbed’ in the arm following a row over a beautiful young model.
The four-time married star was apparently attacked outside the Hill Bar and Brasserie in Camden, North West London late on Sunday evening. Mr Bean was said to have a cut arm and a bruised face, according to witnesses. However, extraordinarily, he declined to attend hospital. Instead, the star walked back into the bar and, after staff gave him aid from a first aid kit, ordered another drink.
A member of staff said: ‘Sean is a regular here and we’ve never had any problems before. He was with a very attractive woman and an incident occurred outside the bar. He came in with a cut on his arm and a bruise on his eyebrow. We saw to his injuries with the first aid kit. He seemed ok and wanted to have another drink.’
The row began when Mr Bean, 52, and April Summers – a glamour model who is 30 years his junior who had gone to the bar with him – were standing outside, having a cigarette. Miss Summers – whose real name the Daily Mail understands is Nadia Foster – lives close to Mr Bean in the same area. According to witnesses, a passer-by then made lewd comments about Miss Summers, a topless model who has appeared in a number of UK lads’ magazines as well as the Italian edition of Playboy. As a result, Mr Bean followed the man down the road to challenge him.
Later in the evening, Mr Bean went out for another cigarette and was then attacked by a man. The star, who lives close by, was said to have been stabbed in the arm – believed to be with a broken glass – and punched in the face, according to witnesses. Police were then called.
Bean – who also appeared in Hollywood blockbuster Lord Of The Rings – divorced his fourth wife Georgina Sutcliffe last December after just two years marriage. They said they had found it intolerable to live together. Miss Sutcliffe – who Mr Bean had first met when she was working at one of his favourite bars – had also once accused Bean of assault but the charges were dropped.
Mr Bean – who originally hails from Sheffield, South Yorkshire – was first married to hairdresser Debra James, his teenage sweetheart. He then wed actress Melanie Hill, with whom he has two daughters Lorna, 23, and Molly, 19. They originally met at drama college RADA but divorced in 1997. He married Abigail Cruttenden, who he had met on the set of Sharpe, that November. They had a daughter Evie, now 12, before divorcing in 2000.
It is not known if Miss Summers is Mr Bean’s latest girlfriend.
The star – who first rose to fame as Mellors opposite Joely Richardson in a 1992 BBC production of Lady Chatterley’s Lover – told the Daily Mail last month how he continues to enjoy drinking. He said: ‘I like a good drink like the next man. But on my own terms. I feel a bit queasy at the thought of attending premieres and stuff. I’m not that social type. But if you court publicity you can’t complain if you get pestered. And I don’t want to be pestered. To be famous and seen in clubs and bars – is that it?’
The police had no comment to make on the alleged fracas. Mr Bean was unavailable for comment.
Miss Summers – who also lives close to the bar – said she was not injured in the incident. She told the Mail at her home last night: ‘I’m fine, it is a private matter. I don’t want to make any comment.’
[From The Mail]
It’s a pretty standard story of a liquor-soaked fight over a woman, only in this case I think the attacker wasn’t so much drunk as a knife-wielding misogynist, right? I guess the stab wound was no big deal, then? Sean didn’t need stitches, he just needed a stiff drink and a bandaid. Bless him. He should try to go out with someone other than a 22 year old “glamour model”. He should try me!
These photos are from Sean promoting Game of Thrones in Monte Carlo last week, plus one photo of this “April Summers” chick. Very sketchy.
Photos courtesy of WENN.