Honey, I Shrunk The Kids' Rick Moranis punched by stranger in NYC

Ghostbusters star Rick Moranis has broken his silence after it was revealed he had been punched in the head by a stranger during an unprovoked attack in New york.

The actor, who famously starred in hit films such as Little Shop of Horrors and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, was attacked in Manhattan’s Upper West Side area.

Surveillance footage released online saw the star walking near his apartment building when a man passed him on the street and suddenly knocked the actor to the ground with a punch.

In a statement, his reps confirmed: ‘Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Upper West Side yesterday. He is fine but grateful got everyone’s thought and well wishes.’

Moranis, 67, took himself to the hospital afterwards where he was treated for pain in his head, back and right hip, police have confirmed.

The suspect remains at large and now the NYPD is offering a reward of up to $2,500 (£1,900) for information on his identity.

Horrified fans flocked to Twitter in reaction to the clip being released on social media.

Captain America star Chris Evans wrote: ‘My blood is boiling. Find this man. You don’t touch Rick Moranis.’

Moranis is fondly known for films such as Spaceballs, Ghostbusters, The Flintstones and Little Giants.

Moranis was a prolific actor throughout the 90s but the actor has largely been out of the public eye following his wife Ann Belsky’s death from breast cancer in 1991.

In a 2005 interview with USA Today, he confirmed that he quit acting around 1997 to look after their children Rachel and Mitchell.

However, he delighted fans by making his small-screen return in a new advert with Ryan Reynolds.

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Moranis for further comment.

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