The actor, 38, was sentenced to serve four months behind bars after he was convicted of two disorderly conduct misdemeanours and a count of carrying a concealed weapon, after pulling a knife on Casey Smet during a fight in December (14).

Diamond was scheduled to report to jail in Wisconsin on Sunday (28Jun15), but his lawyer filed a motion to delay the sentence, so the star and his legal team have time to file a potential appeal, according to the New York Post.

The actor has also requested permission to leave the state to perform at previously booked gigs while his appeal is pending.

A hearing has been scheduled for Thursday (02Jul15).