UPDATED: He's doing better!
Vincent Irizzary, the Daytime Emmy-winning actor known for work on Guiding Light, Santa Barbara, All My Children, One Life to Live, The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful, is in need of your well-wishes.
The 62-year-old actor's girlfriend, Yvonne Glisson, alerted fans to the sad story, writing on Facebook on March 10:
"I need to share some sad news about sweet Vincent and ask for prayers. Back in December, Vincent was walking out a restaurant/bar and witnessed a man being volatile to his wife in the parking lot. He went right over to intervene and calm the man down and instead was then violently hit to the ground himself, suffering multiple bruises and a serious head gash and concussion resulting in fluid to his brain. The man then proceeded to beat his wife unconscious. Vincent was rushed to the ER and had to be treated for his head wound, injuries and tests run."
Sadly, the ordeal did not end there:
"Unfortunately, that fluid has increased substantially over the last 3 months requiring emergency head surgery this Friday morning. To all his fans,friends,followers and prayer warriors out there, please please please send Vincent positive vibes and please keep him in your prayers at this time. Say a special one for his surgeon and a successful procedure and speedy recovery. "
There is no word on what happened to the guy who caused Vincent's injuries, or to the woman Vincent was attempting to help.