Jeremy Renner was in a Thailand bar fight, and some dude got axed & stabbed

By all accounts, Jeremy Renner is a fun dude to hang out with. He became famous when he was well into his 30s, so he spent most of his formative adult years actually living, working, developing opinions and interests, and he actually has stuff to say. He also throws a great party (reportedly) and he likes to hang out in bars, with girls (reportedly). So Jeremy found himself in a bar in Phuket, Thailand with a group of friends. At first, I wondered if Jeremy was in Thailand on some kind of vacation, but his IMDB indicates that he’s currently working on The Bourne Legacy, so they’re probably filming scenes there. Anyway, Renner was at the bar with some friends, and a fight broke out. And somebody got AXED. Seriously.

Jeremy Renner was attacked in Phuket, Thailand in an early morning bar brawl that left one man in serious condition after getting slashed in the neck with a rotor axe.

Thai authorities say Jeremy and his party had been bar hopping and ended up at the club where the violence broke out at 4:30 AM, after hours. One of the men in Jeremy’s party — Vorasit Issara, the General Manager of the Siri Panwa Resort — dropped a glass on the floor and apparently that started the melee.

Six men — who apparently worked at the bar — then allegedly attacked Jeremy, Vorasit and the others in their party. In addition to being stabbed in the neck, Vorasit was stabbed in the stomach with a knife.

One source claims Vorasit was drinking and was in a heated argument with the bar staff immediately before the attack. The six men who attacked Jeremy’s group were arrested.

Jeremy suffered minor injuries.

UPDATE 8:15AM PT: According to his rep, Jeremy left the bar when the fight broke out … and was not injured at all.

[From TMZ]

Hm, that’s interesting that Renner’s rep denied that Renner was injured. I have a hard time believing that Jeremy would walk away from a bar fight, especially if a person in his group was being attacked. Jeremy just seems like the tough little dude who would jump into the middle of the fight and start throwing punches and kicks, insurance liabilities be damned. We’ll see how this story plays out.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. brin says:

    Reminds me of that Sean Bean incident in London a while back.

  2. UKHels says:

    ‘left the bar when the fight broke out’

    yes that sounds most likely *rolls eyes*

  3. Mae says:

    Maybe he left when someone pulled out an axe. Who could blame him?

    • Liz says:

      My thoughts exactly.

      Renner may be a tough little dude, and ready to throw a punch and defend his friends. I don’t know him.

      But I would be astonished if DIDN’T run once some guy started waving an AXE around. My ex once attacked me with a knife, and even that was the single scariest experience of my life. I don’t know what would have happened if he had brought something bigger.

      Blades almost never miss. Someone bringing out a knife/axe at the bar means that they are willing to hurt people and there’s not a lot other people can do. You can’t defend yourself unless you’re phenominally well prepared; the only thing you can do is get the hell out of there.

      I don’t know what happened, but I wouldn’t blame him for a second if his impulse was to run.

  4. lolworthy says:

    He has a douchey asshole look to him. Do. not. want.

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I don’t know. I would think he would stay and fight but with all the insurance (not to mention money) that’s riding on him being healthy for Bourne maybe not?

  6. Photo Jojo says:

    I would have paid some serious cash to have seen JR in a bar fight. Hot!!!

  7. Sarah says:

    Eek! I hope everyone’s ok! I legit panicked a bit when I read the headline.

  8. the original bellaluna says:

    He gives me a Colin Ferrell “ready for a bar brawl if someone starts some shit” vibe. So yeah, I doubt he “left when the fight started.” Now, when someone started swinging AN AX? Yeah, that I’ll believe.

  9. Bad Gal Addiction says:

    One important question: How do you smuggle an axe into a bar?

  10. danielle says:

    Never start a land war in Asia… I will now add to this…
    never start a bar fight in Thailand…I mean, an AXE!? Yikes!

  11. testingtona says:

    he probably started the fight by hitting on some dude who wasn’t feeling it

  12. A says:

    I do not know much about him. WHAT a cutie! I would definitely not kick him out of bed.

  13. lu says:

    I live in Phuket, this is horrible. Local news websites are reporting that the General Manager is 30 years old and that his family owns the resort. This seems a little off to me. I would think this guy is well known, perhaps for shadier reasons than being a resort manager. The attack was probably personal, it seems very extreme and it’s a real shame for the island.

    Or they just hated Mission Impossible 4?