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'Y&R' Corey Sligh Needs to Learn How to Walk Again After Brutal Thanksgiving Attack

by Cate Meighan   Jan 7, 2015 12:21 PM EST

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Soap opera star Corey Sligh is slowly recovering from a brutal attack that occurred Thanksgiving night. He and his girlfriend, Alisa Berhorst, have made it a tradition to bring Thanksgiving dinner to their friends who are stuck working, and they were doing that when the incident occurred. The Young and the Restless star had just pulled into a Rite Aid parking lot and saw two guys in a car speeding, doing donuts while onlookers screamed. Sligh said something to the men and ended up being purposely hit by their car and then brutally beaten. Nearly two months later the actor says he is not harboring any hatred for the men.

Sligh spoke exclusively with The Wrap and explained what he remembers after telling the driver to slow down.

"He looked me dead in the eye and kicked open his door as hard as he could into my chest. Then I said, 'Look, I don't have any problems, man.' And I walked away, off to the left of his car. That's when I heard tires squealing behind me. I turned around and the car was 3 feet away and coming at full speed. The next thing I know I'm up on the hood of the car, flipping off of the side. I thought it was over. They both attacked me. One guy hit me repeatedly in the face. I looked up and saw the other guy shoving Alisa and [our female friend]. I tried going over there while the first guy was hitting me. I had to tackle one of the guys to get him off and that's when my arm snapped," says Sligh.

The actor was finally released from the hospital with much of the left side of his body still bruised. He also has a plate and screws in his right arm and will need extensive physical therapy in order to get himself out of a wheelchair.

Still, Sligh is focusing on his goal of getting back to work and thinks he got off easy:

"I have no hatred for these guys. It was pretty scary [being] on the hood of that car, but I'm happy to still be able to move my neck. I'm happy to have the problem of relearning to walk instead of not being able to walk at all. I'm pretty blessed."

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