Salman Rushdie may lose an eye and had severed nerves in his arm and liver, according to the author’s representative. His agent, Andrew Wylie, emailed him.
At a literary event in New York, US, on Friday, author Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and abdomen. The author, who is 75 years old, is on a ventilator and could lose an eye. His attacker has been named by the police.
Salman Rushdie may lose an eye and had severed nerves in his arm and liver, according to the author’s representative. His agent, Andrew Wylie, emailed him, saying, “The news is not good.” The nerves in Salman’s arm were cut, his liver was pierced, and it is possible that he may lose one of his eyes.
Hadi Matar, 24, of New Jersey was the man who attacked him, according to the New York State Police. The attack’s motivation is yet unknown, according to officials.
Hadi Matar charged the platform and attacked Mr. Rushdie, stabbing him multiple times. The interviewer, Henry Reese, also sustained a head injury in the assault.
Social media posts and videos saw individuals rushing the stage and knocking the suspect to the ground before a trooper on duty at the event took him into custody.
Prior to the arrival of emergency first responders, a doctor in the audience provided medical assistance. After then, Mr. Rushdie was flown to the hospital for an urgent operation.
Rushdie was preparing to give a speech at the arts-focused Chautauqua Institution outside of New York City when he was attacked. The audience, which contained about 2,500 individuals, was afterwards cleared out.
As she denounced the stabbing, New York Governor Kathy Hochul praised Rushdie as “a man who has spent decades speaking truth to power.” She said, “We condemn all forms of violence and want people to feel free to speak and publish the truth.
With the publication of “Midnight’s Children,” his second book, in 1981, Mr. Rushdie was thrust into the public eye and received both critical acclaim and the renowned Booker Prize.
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