Social media was abuzz Saturday after reports that Misha Collins, a lead star of CW’s “Supernatural” TV series, was mugged in Minneapolis over the weekend.
Collins was in town for Creation Entertainment’s official "Supernatural" convention, known as MinnCon, celebrating the show’s 10th anniversary. Collins, who plays the angel Castiel, tweeted to his fans Saturday around 4:30 p.m.: “Hey guys! Thanks for all the well-wishes! Just want u to know I’ve just got some minor scrapes. I’m totally fine! Love u guys.”
Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said he too had heard rumors of the attack but had not been notified of any crime report involving Collins. While the convention website lists the Minneapolis Hyatt as the official convention hotel, it was not known where the actors were staying.
Fans took to Twitter and Facebook to try to get information on what happened to Collins. Co-star Jim Beaver, who plays the father figure “Bobby,” wrote on Facebook that Collins was attacked while leaving a restaurant. Fans quickly started a hashtag, #WeLoveYouMisha, that was trending worldwide. Others were prompted to donate to some of the charities that Collins is associated with, such as @RandomActsOrg.
According to social media reports, the MinnCon master of ceremonies and "Supernatural" co-star Richard Speight Jr. announced that Collins had been mugged and would skip his scheduled appearance on a Saturday panel.
The website HollywoodTake.com reported that Collins was posing with fans Saturday even though he received stitches the night before.
One fan who was at the convention tweeted these updates of Speight addressing the crowd: