Author Salman Rushdie Begins “The Road To Recovery”Two days after he was stabbed in the neck and stomach at a literary event in New York, his agent, Andrew Wyllie, reported Sunday.
“The injuries are serious but his condition is going in the right direction”Wylie confirmed to The Washington Post, although he clarified that The recovery process “can be lengthy”.
this Saturday, Rushdie breathes on his own again, after doctors removed the ventilator which assisted him in breathing. Wylie also pointed out that the author Spoke for the first time since Friday’s attack.
As per the information provided by Wylie, The attack damaged nerves in one of his arms, affected his liver and “likely” the loss of one eye.
His son Zafar said on Twitter from London, the family is “extremely relieved” that he is off the ventilator and said “a few words”. are receiving treatment.” he added
“it is us very relieved that yesterday he took off his respirator and he could say a few words”, he continued, indicating that, despite the “severity” of some injuries “that would change his life”, “his brash and brash humor remains intact”.
The 75-year-old writer was publicly attacked last Friday, moments before he took part in a literary act.
The man accused of stabbing a young American of Lebanese descent pleaded this Saturday “not guilty” of “attempted murder” in a New York State court.
Rushdie was sentenced to death in 1989 By Ayatollah, the then supreme guide of Iran ruhollah khomeiniwho issued a religious edict (fatwa) ordering Muslims to kill him after the publication of the book “The Satanic Verses”, which he considered blasphemous.