The attack came just one day after the action star celebrated his 50th birthday. Apparently Van Damme while filming scenes for the movie in New Orleans.
The star was briefly hospitalized before returning home to Belgium with is wife Gladys Portugues. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The actor is best known for his ’80s action films Bloodsport and Kickboxer.
Van Damme has been married five times and is the father of three children.