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SNL star Chris Redd’s attacker ‘used brass knuckles’ in horrific attack

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The attacker of SNL star Chris Redd wore brass knuckles when he punched the comedian in the face in New York City on Wednesday, TMZ reports.

Sources close to the star told the publication that Chris had two black eyes and a large cut on his nose that had to be stitched up after the attack, with two men reportedly involved in the attack.

Redd was rushed to hospital but is said to be in good condition and released shortly after.

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SNL star Chris Redd’s attacker wore brass knuckles when he punched the comedian in the face in New York City on Wednesday, TMZ reports

The star is said to have met with police to review the surveillance footage, with Chris saying he was “shaken to the bone” by the attack and plans to use security around him in the future.

UKTN.com has reached out to representatives for Chris Redd for comment.

Chris was getting out of a car in front of the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village when a man dressed in a guard uniform ran up to him and allegedly attacked him, TMZ reports.

The prankster was wearing a Greg Yuna necklace, which fell apart when the suspect allegedly grabbed it as he ran away from the bloody crime scene.

He was also able to get his necklace back from the scene.

The prankster wore a Greg Yuna necklace, where all the links fall apart

The man grabbed his chain but it fell apart on the street and the suspect ran away after allegedly assaulting him, according to the outlet

Trial: The prankster wore a Greg Yuna necklace, where all the links fall apart; the man grabbed his necklace, but it fell apart in the street and the suspect ran away after allegedly assaulting him, according to the outlet

The attack left a bloody aftermath as blood was seen on the floor and stairs in front of the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village

The attack left a bloody aftermath as blood was seen on the floor and stairs in front of the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village

Redd was attacked by a man wearing a guard uniform, who ran away and attacked the comedian, leaving him bloodied

Redd was attacked by a man wearing a guard uniform, who ran away and attacked the comedian, leaving him bloodied

Police rushed to the scene but were unable to locate the man.

The incident happened at 9:40 PM on Wednesday night before his performance at the comedy club.

The alleged attack comes just weeks after it was revealed that he is dating Christina Evangeline, the ex-wife of co-star Kenan Thompson.

Chris and Kenan are castmates on SNL.

Breaking news: The 37-year-old comedian was getting out of a car in front of the Comedy Cellar in New York City's Greenwich Village when a man dressed in a guard uniform ran up to him and allegedly attacked him, TMZ reported;  appear September 24, 2022 in NYC

Breaking news: The 37-year-old comedian was getting out of a car in front of the Comedy Cellar in New York City’s Greenwich Village when a man dressed in a guard uniform ran up to him and allegedly attacked him, TMZ reported; appear September 24, 2022 in NYC

Terrifying moment: Chris' nose was bloodied in the alleged attack, due to a deep cut in it

Terrifying moment: Chris’ nose was bloodied in the alleged attack, due to a deep cut in it

On SNL: Police rushed to the scene but couldn't find the man;  seen on the show

On SNL: Police rushed to the scene but couldn’t find the man; seen on the show

According to TMZ, there is no bad blood between the two comedians.

Kenan filed for divorce from Christina in June, but the duo has been said to have split up since 2019.

Kenan and Christina had been married for 11 years before the news broke in May that they were divorcing.

By the way: The two men have a professional relationship outside of Saturday Night Live - Chris was featured in Kenan's self-titled NBC sitcom (pictured) which ended in May after two seasons

By the way: The two men have a professional relationship outside of Saturday Night Live – Chris was featured in Kenan’s self-titled NBC sitcom (pictured) which ended in May after two seasons

They share two daughters — Georgia, eight, and Gianna, four — and TMZ reports that Kenan requested in his divorce petition that custody be shared equally.

Chris announced this month that he would be leaving Saturday Night Live after five seasons, becoming the eighth cast member to leave the show since May.

The prankster is working on a new project at Audible Audio, with SNL producer Lorne Michaels.

Meanwhile, Kenan is said to be dating other people himself, and reportedly holds no grudges over Chris and Christina’s alleged romance.

The two men have a professional relationship that goes beyond Saturday Night Live — Chris starred on Kenan’s self-titled NBC sitcom, which ended in May after two seasons.

Meanwhile, Chris and Christina have apparently known for six years, that is, about a year before Chris became a featured player on Saturday Night Live.

What makes it happen: (from left) Ego Nwodim, Kenan, Chris, Kate McKinnon and Alex Moffat were all pictured together on Saturday Night Live last year

What makes it happen: (from left) Ego Nwodim, Kenan, Chris, Kate McKinnon and Alex Moffat were all pictured together on Saturday Night Live last year

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