`Goodfellas’ Star, Paul Sorvino Hit by a Car in New York City


NEW YORK, N.Y. – Actor Paul Sorvino is recovering after being stuck by a car in New York City last Friday, according to gossip site TMZ.

Sorvino, 72, was hailing a taxi on the corner of 79th and Amsterdam around noon, when another vehicle drove into him, according to his representative Ari Goldstein.

Goldstein told the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six, “He was in shock and one side of his body is bruised, but he is ok.”

The Law and Order star was taken to St. Luke’s hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and later released.

Goldstein said Sorvino was determined to be in a tuxedo to pick up the Italian-American Man of the Year award in upstate Orange County last night.

“He told me, and ‘You’re not knocking The Boss down.” Sorvino, a tenor, is also preparing for concerts at Loews Jersey. Goldstein said, “I hope this hasn’t knocked the wind out of him.”

Sorvino is best known for his portrayal of mob boss, Paul Cicero in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 hit film “Goodfellas.”

The Brooklyn born Sorvino also starred as Sgt. Phil Cerreta in the long-running television police procedural and legal drama, Law and Order.

Celebrity run-ins seem to be quite the occurrence lately. Last month, actress Reese Witherspoon was rushed to a California hospital after she was struck by a car while jogging in Santa Monica.

Fortunately, for the Oscar-winner her injuries were minor. Reese was treated for some bruises and a black eye and was later released.

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