Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black suffered ‘severe head injuries after being punched in a gay bar’ and was taken to Greek islands by Olympic diver Tom Daley to help his recovery.
- Black revealed her injury Monday on Instagram with a carousel of photos from a recent Greek island vacation with husband Tom Daley
- The nature of Black’s injury was not made clear in his submission, although he says the head injury was serious enough to put him ‘out of commission’
- Last month, Black was allegedly involved in a violent brawl at a gay bar in London, where he was allegedly punched in the head after throwing a drink
Oscar-winning Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, 48, revealed on Monday that he suffered a ‘serious head injury’ last month and is on the mend, but says his ‘road back will be long’.
Black, who is married to British Olympic gold medal diver Tom Daley, 28, posted a lengthy message on her Instagram on Monday that began: “So I disappeared for a while…”
‘A month ago I suffered a serious head injury that put me out of action. My doctors showed a slight improvement and ordered me to shut down my brain in hopes it heals,’ he wrote alongside a carousel of photos from a recent Greek holiday.
‘This has been a challenging, scary time for a creative type who depends on what’s in his skull to work, nurture and love. And now I understand that the road back will be long,’ he continued.
Black revealed his injury on his Instagram on Monday and used the opportunity to post a series of recent vacation photos of him and husband Tom Daley in Greece
Married screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, 48, (left) and Olympic diver Tom Daley, 28 (right)
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black compete in day six of Wimbledon 2022 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on 2 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 seen together at Wimbledon in July and later accompanied Daley to investiture ceremonies at Windsor Castle.
‘This week my sweet, over-the-top husband took us to the Greek Islands to let me off the hook. I can already feel that this trip is a step in the right direction and I finally feel comfortable sharing a little bit again. Thank you for all your love and patience. More on the way. Promise,’ Black finished.
Last month, Black and Daley were involved in an incident at a London nightclub where Black reportedly threw a drink at a woman who allegedly responded by hitting him in the back of the head.
According to an earlier account of the incident, Black threw a drink at an event promoter in the early hours of the morning at gay bar Freedom in Soho, London.
Teddy Edwardes, 32, says Black dumped a drink on her head after she asked someone at the venue to leave her table, where Black and Daley were also sitting.
Edwardes said after the incident that Black called the police and she had to ‘wait there for hours’ while Black stood outside the club ‘crying’ and said it was ‘a targeted attack and he was traumatised’.
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 had experienced 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 UK gay bar where he was allegedly punched in the head after pouring a drink on a club promoter
In October, Black’s HBO documentary, Mama’s Boy, will open 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.