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Peter Dinklage's Golden Globes Speech Brings to Light Dwarf-Tossing Victim

January 16, 2012 06:31:08 GMT

Martin Henderson, the man the 'Game of Thrones' star gave his shout-out to, is an aspiring U.K. actor who was left partially paralyzed after drunk stranger lifted him up and dropped him to the ground.


Peter Dinklage's Golden Globes Speech Brings to Light Dwarf-Tossing Victim
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The man mentioned by Peter Dinklage at the end of his acceptance speech at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards turns out to be a fellow dwarf who faces life in a wheelchair due to an attack by a drunk stranger. According to The Daily Mail, Martin Henderson is an aspiring actor who was left partially paralyzed after being picked up and thrown to the ground.

The 37-year-old suffered injuries to his back and legs because of the incident that took place in October 2011 outside a pub in Wincanton, Somerset. He blamed the English rugby team players, which included Zara Phillips' husband Mike Tindall, for the incident since it happened after they attended a dwarf-tossing contest at the World Cup in New Zealand.

Of the injuries he sustained, Henderson, who suffers from achondroplasia dwarfism and spinal stenosis, said, "I keep falling over and I found out today that I have fractured my arm. Every time I stand up I don't know if I'm going to fall over. I will have to use a wheelchair and I won't get any acting jobs."

Dinklage was honored with a Golden Globe trophy on Sunday, January 15. He won Best Supporting Actor in a TV series for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister on "Game of Thrones". As he wrapped up his speech, the actor told the audience, "I want to mention a gentleman I'm thinking about in England. His name is Martin Henderson - Google him."

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