Russell Tovey Apologizes After Sight Of His Bare Chest Is Blamed For Making Male Fan Faint

The actor and his torso expressed their deep regrets.

Russell Tovey isn't shy about showing off his hunky bod. Just look at his stint on HBO's "Looking" to his current role in Broadway's "A View From the Bridge" for proof. 

So when a New York theatergoer fainted at a Jan. 30 performance of "A View from the Bridge" during a scene in which Tovey appeared shirtless, the 34-year-old actor's chiseled torso was deemed responsible by The New York Post

While there's no way to know why the patron, identified as Pennsylvania resident Davin Cutchall, actually fainted, the incident quickly made headlines in Out magazine and other gay media outlets. And Tovey, who has also been known to bare plenty of skin on his Instagram, cheekily expressed his own regrets. Or, rather, he did so on behalf of his torso.  

“On behalf of my arms and nipples, I feel the need to publicly apologize for the effects felt by one of our audience members on a dark winter night in New York City,” he told Heat magazine

There's still time to catch Tovey's pecs for yourselves, but you'll have to do it soon. Ivo van Hove's production of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge," which also stars Mark Strong and Nicola Walker, runs at New York's Lyceum Theatre through Feb. 21. 

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