Hollywood legend Clark Gable's grandson is suing a man he alleges stabbed him in the rib cage during a night out in California in 2009.
Clark Gable III was partying at a private home in Calabasas in August 2009 when he was involved in a fight with other guests.
He was stabbed in the fracas, reportedly causing lung damage, and spent a week in hospital.
The star has now filed legal papers claiming he suffered "profuse bleeding, a punctured and collapsed lung" and "could not breathe" following the incident.
The documents also state Gable had to be airlifted to UCLA Medical Center, where "he was placed in intensive care... for seven days and he almost died".
Gable allegedly woke up with a re-collapsed lung a day after he was released from the facility and had to be rushed back to the hospital for a three-week stay, during which time he underwent extensive surgery.
He is suing for more than $25,000 (£16,670) in damages amid claims he is "still recovering from this nightmare", according to TMZ.com.