Broadway actor Alex Weisman had to undergo laser eye surgery after being sucker-punched by a lunatic at the 103rd Street station on the Upper West Side last week. The attack left Weisman with a broken eye socket and a torn retina.

Police said the suspect approached Weisman at the station on Tuesday and just hit him in the face. The actor thought the man would ask him for money but he was surprised when he started punching him. “He just started hitting me in the face,” he recounted.

Alex Weisman said the sudden attack made him fall to the ground with his face bloodied. As the suspect fled without taking anything from him, he jumped back on the downtown B train and got off at the next stop to get some help. “It wasn’t a mugging, it was an attack for attack’s sake,” said the actor.

“Two older women helped me up to the station manager’s office. The police came quickly, paramedics came,” he added.

Weisman recalled that he could not see out of his eye when he was rescued and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital West. His doctors told him his retina was torn and his right eye socket were fractured due to the attack. He had to spend eight hours in the emergency room on Tuesday before undergoing surgery on Wednesday and Thursday.

Meanwhile, authorities said the man who punched Weisman was still on the loose as of Thursday. Weisman also revealed that such attacks have been common in the area recently, saying three of his friends were also randomly attacked in Manhattan last week. One of them was assaulted in Chelsea while two were on the Upper West Side.

“It seems like a systematic problem,” he said. Weisman added, however, that he would continue riding the train despite his bad experience. “I can’t live my life scared to take the train because it’s how we get around,” he said.

Alex Weisman was a cast member of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” He also previously appeared in “Chicago P.D.”

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Alex Weisman and Alana Saunders attend Broadways Bound Kids' 3rd Annual Broadway Bee at Le Poisson Rouge on May 7, 2018 in New York City. Getty/ Santiago Felipe

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