Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black suffered ‘serious head injury after being beaten in a gay bar’ and was taken to the Greek Islands by Olympic diver husband Tom Daley to aid in his recovery
- Black revealed his injury on Instagram Monday with a carousel of photos from a recent Greek island getaway with husband Tom Daley
- The nature of Black’s injury was not made clear in his post, although he says the head injury was serious enough to put him “out of service.”
- Last month, Black was reportedly involved in a violent skirmish at a gay bar in London, where he was reportedly struck on the head after throwing a drink.
Milk’s Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, 48, revealed on Monday that he suffered a “serious head injury” last month and is recovering, but says his “way back will be long.”
Black, who is married to British Olympic gold medalist diver Tom Daley, 28, posted a lengthy message to his Instagram on Monday that began: ‘So I disappeared for a while…’
“A month ago I suffered a serious head injury that left me out of service. My doctors showed little improvement and ordered me to shut down my brain in the hope that it would heal,” he wrote next to a carousel of photos from a recent Greek vacation.
“This has been a challenging, terrifying time for a creative type who relies on what’s inside their skull to work, nurture and love. And now I understand that the way back will be long,’ he continued.
Black revealed his injury on his Instagram Monday and took the opportunity to post some recent holiday photos of him and his husband Tom Daley in Greece
Married couple screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, 48, (left) and Olympic diver Tom Daley, 28 (right)
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black attend day six of Wimbledon 2022 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on 02 July 2022
Black, the creator of FX’s recently released limited series Under the Banner of Heaven starring Andrew Garfield, has been married to Daley since 2017. The couple welcomed a son, Robbie, in 2018.
The pair were last spotted together at Wimbledon in July and later accompanied Daley to the investiture ceremonies at Windsor Castle.
“This week my sweet, over-the-top husband took us to the Greek islands to force me to quit. I already feel that this journey is a step in the right direction and I finally feel safe to share a little bit again. Thanks for all your love and patience. More to come. Promise,’ Black concluded.
Last month, Black and Daley were involved in an incident at a London nightclub where Black allegedly threw a drink at a woman, who responded by hitting him on the back of the head.
According to an earlier account of the incident, Black threw a drink at an event promoter in the Freedom gay bar in Soho, London, in the early morning hours.
Teddy Edwardes, 32, says Black dumped a drink on her head after asking a person at the scene to leave her table, where Black and Daley were also sitting.
Edwardes said Black called the police after the incident and said she had to “wait there for hours” while Black stood outside the club “crying” saying it was “a targeted attack and he was traumatized”.
At the time, Edwardes tweeted that when she posted about the incident on her Instagram, she received “so many messages from other women saying they went through the same thing with him.”
Representatives for Black and Daley did not respond to comments from the Daily Mail about the nature of Black’s injury.
Black was recently involved in an incident at a British gay bar, where he was reportedly punched in the head after pouring a drink over a club promoter
In October, Black’s HBO documentary, Mama’s Boy, opens the NewFest LGBTQ+ film festival in New York. The film is about Black’s life.
Black also wrote and produced Rustin, an upcoming film about the life of gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. The film is expected in 2023.