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Anwan “Big G” Glover—-known by most for his role on The Wire, but better known in D.C. as the frontman of go-go group Backyard Band—-says he is always going to love D.C.
The artist was stabbed and beaten in a fight early Sunday morning by people he says he didn’t know while inside Cafe Asia, a nightclub on I Street NW, to see a band perform. He’s already been released from the hospital and wrote in statement on Instagram that he is recovering and “will be back soon”:
As many of you are aware, i was involved in an incident last night. While supporting another band, at their show, I was involved in an altercation with some unknown people. While defending myself, I was stabbed. I was hospitalized and have been released. I am not a stranger to adversity and when shown hate, I’m going to spread love. I am recovering and will be back soon. My flesh may be stabbed but my spirit is still unbreakable. I want to thank all my fans, followers, and friends inquiries,we’ll wishes, prayers and love. I love you all back I’m always going to love my city.-G.
FYI- I lost my phone and will get my new one tomorrow. Much love Anwan Big G Glover
Glover has been outspoken about persisting violence in D.C. His brother was shot and killed in Columbia Heights in 2007; at the time, the D.C. native said he had been shot 13 times.
If you’re only familiar with Glover’s work as Slim Charles on The Wire, here he is with Backyard Band:
Photo by Darrow Montgomery