Actor Barry Keoghan was hospitalized in Galway, Ireland Saturday after a reported assault left him with “serious facial injuries.”
The star, who is set to appear in Marvel’s Eternals this year alongside Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie, was found outside of his hotel Saturday, according to the Sunday World. He was then “rushed by ambulance to Galway University Hospital, where he was treated for injuries, including cuts to his face, and later released.”
The 28-year-old actor was taken by ambulance to Galway University Hospital where he was treated and later released.
A spokesperson for Garda said: “Gardaí did attend an incident at a hotel in the Wellpark area of Galway City on Sunday, August 15, 2021, after 3.30am.
It’s understood the 28-year-old has not made a complaint in relation to the matter.
The actor had earlier been spotted in the MP Walsh bar on Dominick Street in Galway city center. He also posed for a picture with a local hairdresser, who uploaded a snap of the pair onto her private Instagram page.
“He was spotted around town a bit. He said he was down to see a few people he had become friends with when he was abroad,” revealed one local.
“It was known he was staying up in the G Hotel, which is one of the poshest hotels in the city. But no one heard anything about any assault or anything and it was obviously kept very quiet.
Barry is currently preparing for the release of the new Marvel blockbuster Eternals, in which he stars alongside Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Kit Harington.
Such is the standing of the Dublin-born star, who plays hooligan in the film, that this week he is the cover star on American celebrity publication Entertainment Weekly.
Film industry experts reckon Barry will collect at least €2 million for his role and that he currently has a net worth of about €13 million.
The young Dubliner first sprang to fame in 2013 as the ‘cat killer’ Wayne in RTE’s crime series Love/Hate, having started his acting career in 2011 when he saw a casting notice for Irish gangster film Between the Canals.