Ben Woolf, as we know as the beloved Meep from American Horror Story: Freakshow, is in critical condition tonight at a Los Angeles hospital after being struck by a passing SUV as he walked across a street in Hollywood on Thursday.
Woolf, who is 4 feet 4 inches tall, was allegedly jaywalking at the moment he was hit, so the unidentified driver of the SUV was not ticketed nor charges filed. Woolf was hit directly in the head by the the side mirror of the vehicle in Hollywood. He is reported as currently in the intensive care unit.
Publicist Zack Teperman, released an email about the incident to the Associated Press:
“His condition remains critical at this time, and we ask that everyone please keep Ben in your thoughts and prayers, and respect his family’s privacy during this time.” Wholeheartedly he added,”Ben is one of the kindest and hardest-working people I know,”
In an interview about his performance as Meep (see video below), Woolf said, “We’re all freaks in our own way.” He explained that he hoped his portrayal “Would make people feel happy.”
Although Ben’s biggest role was indeed Freakshow, he has also appeared in the first season of AHS as Infantata and previously appeared in projects like Eagleheart, Unlucky Charms and Dead Kansas.
iHorror wishes Ben a speedy recovery.
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