"Mission: Impossible" star Jeremy Renner emerged unscathed from a bar fight in Thailand, his spokesman said on Thursday, but a hotel manager in his party was attacked with an ax.
A spokeswoman for Renner, 40, who also played the lead in Oscar-winning Iraq war movie "The Hurt Locker", denied media reports that the actor was hurt in the bloody incident in the Thai resort of Phuket early on Wednesday.
"Jeremy Renner was indeed in a bar in Phuket Thailand as a vicious attack on a patron took place but was not injured or involved. He exited as the fight took place," Renner's publicist said in a statement.
Renner, who co-stars with Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol", is currently working in the Philippines on "The Bourne Legacy" -- the latest in the Bourne action movie franchise, the publicist said.
The Phuket Gazette said on Thursday that six staff at the pub were arrested and charged with attempted murder of the general manager of a local resort hotel.
Manager Vorasit Issara was stabbed in the stomach and slashed in the neck with an ax, Phuket police told local reporters.
Tim Tebow: SUPERHERO???
TEBOW THE COMIC BOOK
One of the biggest stories of the 2011 NFL season was the rise of Tim Tebow.
The Denver Broncos quarterback took over a struggling team and led them into the playoffs while winning the praise and love of some people, and the criticism and detestation of others.
All of which contributed to the phenomenon known as Tebowmania.
Fans of Tebow have put the label of "hero" on their quarterback for his late game heroics.
Now even Marvel Comics, which knows a thing about superheroes, has jumped on the Tebow bandwagon.
Marvel and ESPN have teamed up to create three pieces of art depicting the mighty Tim Tebow. The art will appear this weekend in ESPN and NFL programming.