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Richard E. Grant reveals he was mugged on holiday

The actor told fans of the incident on his Twitter page

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Sophie Hamilton
Sophie HamiltonParenting Editor
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Sending our best wishes to Richard E. Grant! The actor took to his Twitter page on 28 December to reveal a scary incident that happened to him in Cape Town, South Africa, during the Christmas holidays. The star posted a beautiful photograph of the city with the message: "Feel like a right mug having been mugged at an ATM in Cape Town. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr." Despite being the victim of a mugging, Richard appears to be fine and went on to post a photo of himself and his daughter enjoying a day at the beach shortly afterwards. He wrote: "Last day of the hols on Clifton Beach with @ShmiviaGrant to iron out life's bumps."

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The actor Richard E. Grant

Richard's Twitter followers sent him messages of support after his worrying status update. One wrote: "Could happen to any of us. As long as you are not hurt the money does not matter. Put it behind you x." A second said: "No way!! I've been mugged before and it's horrible. Don't feel a mug, it's just about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. No reflection on you. Try to move past it. Hope it hasn't spoilt your Christmas break." A third fan told him: "So long as you were not hurt whatever was stolen is usually replaceable you are not."

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Richard had been enjoying a holiday to both Cape Town and his native Swaziland over Christmas. The actor posted several photos of the picturesque landscape and himself with family members enjoying their break together.

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In one snap we see Richard standing in front of a breath-taking backdrop. He wrote: "Ol'Swaziboy happy to be back in his Homeland." The star also posted a romantic picture with his wife on a beach and said: "35 years together, married for 31, and still having a laugh."