Paul Haggis was in a car crash while on his way to a movie event in New York City on Tuesday night. The director was sporting a bleeding head injury while delivering a toast, according to Page Six.
The Crash moviemaker was hurt when the cab he was traveling in was involved in an accident. Haggis refused to cancel his engagement at a special dinner at La Grenouille Restaurant to toast new journalism drama Spotlight.
He arrived at the event sporting a nasty gash on his head, but continued with his planned speech in front of guests including Spotlight stars Mark Ruffalo and John Slattery and the film’s director Tom McCarthy.
One of the event’s organizers introduced Paul Haggis after the car crash by telling the audience, “He’s headed to the hospital, but first he’s going to say a few words to you.”
The director explained, “If I’m bleeding, please just give me sympathy…” before giving his speech and then heading to a nearby hospital for treatment.
A representative for Paul Haggis says, “He is fine. I don’t know exactly how many stitches he got, but he said that the ER at NYU (hospital) took good care of him.”