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Martin Henderson: Peter Dinklage, Golden Globe Winner, Dedicates Award To Dwarf Tossing Victim

01/15/2012 09:53 pm ET | Updated Jan 16, 2012

Peter Dinklage may have taken home the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, but the "Game of Thrones" star dedicated it to Martin Henderson, a fellow little person in England who was the victim of dwarf tossing when a man picked him up and tossed him while he was enjoying a night out in October.

While smoking a cigarette outside The White Horse in Wincanton on his 37th birthday, Henderson told "Metro" that a drunken stranger picked him up and threw him, causing him to land on his back, after falling three feet.

Henderson, an aspiring actor, then began to lose feeling in his lower back and legs. Now Henderson is partially paralyzed, due partly to an existing spinal condition. Henderson reportedly feels numbness in his lower back and legs, and he also struggles to maintain his balance, and walks with the aid of braces. For longer distances, he now uses a wheelchair, reports BBC News.

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