Survivor Australia’s Kel “stabbed repeatedly in a crowded bar while bystanders did nothing.”

Survivor Australia’s Kel “stabbed repeatedly in a crowded bar while bystanders did nothing.”
Rumors circulating online that Survivor Australia cast member Kel Gleason was attacked in a Canada bar are true, according to an interview he gave to Reality News Online. Kel says that he was in a bar when a man “asked if I was ‘that Indian on Survivor.'” He confirmed he was on the show; shortly thereafter, the man and three others approached him, threw a drink at his face, and then “started hitting me in the sides and back of my head, striking me with broken beer bottles, stabbing me repeatedly.” He was “stabbed seven times in the head and once in the back,” Kel says, yet “[n]obody had stepped in to stop the attack – not waiters, not bouncers.” The men are still at large. Why wasn’t the attack reported? Kel says he “asked the people at the hospital to keep it quiet.”

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.