Game of Thrones Star Gets His Ear Bitten Off

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Clive Mantle | Photo Credits: Helen Valentine/AP
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Clive Mantle | Photo Credits: Helen Valentine/AP

A star of Game of Thrones had his ear bitten off, and it wasn't part of a story line on HBO's bloody fantasy drama.

Clive Mantle, who plays Lord Greatjon Umber on the HBO series, was attacked early Sunday morning at a Travelodge in Newcastle, England, over a noise dispute, according to UK's Guardian. He reportedly asked a group of men to keep the noise down outside of his hotel before the incident went down.

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Mantle, 55, underwent surgery to have his ear reattached. "He is very shaken and shocked by what has happened," said a spokesman from Mantle's agency. "You don't expect this kind of thing to happen in a hotel," said the spokesman. "The part of the ear that was bitten off was found and sewn back on. Mr Mantle said the police, ambulance and hospital staff were amazing."

One man was charged with rounding with intent and is expected to appear in court next month. A second man was released on bail, while a third was released without charge.

In an odd coincidence, Mantle's character on Game of Thrones had two of his fingers bitten off by a direwolf on the series.


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