Ben Woolf, Meep on American Horror Story, In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car
Ben Woolf of “American Horror Story” is in critical condition after being struck in the head by the mirror of a passing SUV as he walked across a street in Hollywood on Thursday. He was hospitalized and remains in intensive care, according to TMZ. Woolf, distinctive for his 4’4″ height, was allegedly jaywalking at the moment he was hit, so the unidentified driver of the SUV was not ticketed.
Woolf portrayed Infantata in the first season of “American Horror Story” and played Meep in the recent “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” He’d previously appeared in projects like “Eagleheart,” Unlucky Charms and Dead Kansas.
In an interview about his performance as Meep (see video below), Woolf said, “We’re all freaks in our own way.” He explained that he hoped his portrayal “would make people feel happy.” The actor also discussed his pituitary dwarfism and how disappointed he was to find out that Los Angeles wasn’t more accepting of people who look different. “I just do what I can do to the best of my ability,” he said.
The exact nature of Woolf’s injuries following the traffic accident is not clear. Gossip Cop will have updates. We wish him a speedy and full recovery.