Saturday, August 13, 2022
By Manish Gupta
Disturbing Update on Salman Rushdie's Condition Following On-Stage Stabbing from Agent.
Moments before giving a lecture in western New York, Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage
The Chautauqua Institution was set to host a talk by the 75-year-old Booker Prize winner
When a male suspect stormed the stage and attacked both Rushdie and the interviewer.
Rushdie's injuries were much more severe than the interviewer's, who just sustained a slight head injury.
He appeared to have a neck stab wound when he was brought to the hospital.
On Friday night, Andrew Wylie, Rushdie's agent, gave the New York Times an update.
The representative stated, "The news is not good," adding that Rushdie is presently on a ventilator and unable to talk.
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He received stab wounds to his neck and abdomen.
"Salman will probably lose one eye," the statement added, "the nerves in his arm were severed, and his liver was stabbed and wounded."