Comedian Paul Chowdhry says he was attacked by ‘thugs’ in his car in London

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Comedian Paul Chowdhry says he was attacked by ‘thugs’ in his car in London in frightening incident after concerned fan called the police

  • Paul Chowdhry says he was attacked by ‘thugs’ while in his car in London on Friday, reassuring fans he’s alright after the incident
  • The comedian, 47, took to Instagram on Saturday to share some messages from a fan who said they spoke to police after recognising the former Stand Up for the Week host 
  • He told his fans: ‘I was attacked in my car yesterday in London. I’m fine and I will update you as soon as I can.’ 

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Paul Chowdhry says he was attacked by ‘thugs’ while in his car in London on Friday, reassuring fans he’s alright after the incident.

The comedian, 47, took to Instagram on Saturday to share some messages from a fan who said they spoke to police after recognising the former Stand Up for the Week host.

One message read: ‘Hey Paul, was that you at New Oxford Street? Looked like some thugs tried to attacked you.’

Horrific: Paul Chowdhry, 47, says he was attacked by 'thugs' while in his car in London on Friday, reassuring fans he's alright after the incident (pictured in May)

Horrific: Paul Chowdhry, 47, says he was attacked by ‘thugs’ while in his car in London on Friday, reassuring fans he’s alright after the incident (pictured in May)

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Help: The comedian took to Instagram on Saturday to share some messages from a fan who said they spoke to police after recognising the former Stand Up for the Week host

Help: The comedian took to Instagram on Saturday to share some messages from a fan who said they spoke to police after recognising the former Stand Up for the Week host

They added: ‘I did send the police who were a few cars behind but I think you drove off by then.

Paul added in the caption: ‘I was attacked in my car yesterday in London. I’m fine and I will update you as soon as I can.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Paul and the Metropolitan Police for comment. 

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Speaking out: Paul added in the caption: 'I was attacked in my car yesterday in London. I'm fine and I will update you as soon as I can'

Speaking out: Paul added in the caption: ‘I was attacked in my car yesterday in London. I’m fine and I will update you as soon as I can’

Incident: One message read: 'Hey Paul, was that you at New Oxford Street? Looked like some thugs tried to attacked you'

Incident: One message read: ‘Hey Paul, was that you at New Oxford Street? Looked like some thugs tried to attacked you’

Sending their well wishes, fellow comedian Judi Love wrote in the comments section: ‘Omg hope your okay hun xxx.’

Another shared: ‘Oh no Paul. I hope you’re ok under the circumstances and sending virtual hugs to you.x’

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Someone else posted: ‘That’s awful 🙁 Hope you’re ok!’, while another fan wrote: ‘Damn bro, so sorry to hear about this, hope you’re ok.’

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Reaction: Fans were quick to take to the comments section of Paul's post to send their well wishes

Reaction: Fans were quick to take to the comments section of Paul’s post to send their well wishes

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Another fan wrote: ‘As long as you’re ok that’s the main thing.’

‘Hope you’re ok Paul. Good bless,’ wrote another devotee.

And one other shocked follower posted: ‘What???!!! I really hope you’re ok…’

Paul previously said he’d been attacked while discussing the prejudice his father faced in the 1980s.

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The funnyman, who is of Indian Punjabi Sikh descent, told Gaby Roslin of his father’s troubles on her podcast: ‘He took quite a few stitches to the face. There was a knife attack, the people were never caught. But he got on with it, he never held grudges.’

On similar experience of violence he himself had experienced, he added: ‘I’ve been attacked, lots of stuff has happened to me, but you can’t let it affect you, you know it’s a part of human nature, some of the darker sides.’

Looking back: Paul previously said he'd been attacked while discussing the prejudice his father faced in the 1980s (pictured in 2019)

Looking back: Paul previously said he’d been attacked while discussing the prejudice his father faced in the 1980s (pictured in 2019)

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