Salman Rushdie on Ventilator after the attack. Unable To Speak After Being Stabbed on 12th August, Shocking

Salman Rushdie on ventilator after the attack. Salman Rushdie was previously attacked on Friday in western New York when he was about to deliver the lecture.

Salman Rushdie on ventilator after the attack
Salman Rushdie on ventilator after the attack

According to a statement received by the agent of the author, Andrew Wylie, it has been said that “The news is not good”. It is he who informed the media that the author was on the ventilator and was unable to speak. He further revealed about Salman Rushdie condition that, “Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed; and his liver was stabbed and damaged.”

Salman Rushdie on Ventilator after the attack- Statement from New York State Police

A statement was made by the New York state police, which stated, “On August 12 2022, at about 11am, a male suspect ran up on to the stage and attacked Rushdie and an interviewer. Rushdie suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck, and was transported by helicopter to an area hospital. His condition is not yet known.”

It further added about Salman Rushdie condition, “The interviewer suffered a minor head injury. A State Trooper assigned to the event immediately took the suspect into custody. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene. More information will be released when it is available,” the statement added.

As of now, the news is that the suspect has been identified. He is a 24-year-old male named Hadi Matar, from New Jersey.

Salman Rushdie and long-ongoing threats

It was on Friday when Rushdie was about to deliver the lecture at Chautauqua institution. He got attacked, and later the audience got evacuated from the place of the incident.

Several death threats have been given to Rushdie for years, and all of this began after the publication of his book named ‘The Satanic Verses’.

For more details about this incident, read Salman Rushdie attacked during a lecture in New York on 12th August

It was in 2012 when a movie was directed by Deepa Mehta based on one of the most celebrated novels by Rushdie named, ‘Midnight’s Children’. It was for this book that he even won in 1981, the Booker. In 2018 the series adaptation of the given book was also got announced by the end of Netflix.

Rushdie and his achievements

The author has done quite well in the field of literature, and as an actor, he appeared in “Bridget Jones’ Diary” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

Rushdie is also PEN America’s former President, and this is why the attack on the author has brought in so much shock and horror.

The CEO of PEN America, Suzanne Nossel, released a statement saying, “Salman Rushdie has been targeted for his words for decades but has never flinched nor faltered. He has devoted tireless energy to assisting others who are vulnerable and menaced.”

She further added, “While we do not know the origins or motives of this attack, all those around the world who have met words with violence or called for the same are culpable for legitimizing this assault on a writer while he was engaged in his essential work of connecting to readers. Our thoughts and passions now lie with our dauntless Salman, wishing him a full and speedy recovery. We hope and believe fervently that his essential voice cannot and will not be silenced,” Nossel added.

Final words

As promised, we are giving you a regular update about Salman Rushdie. We hope he gets well soon and is off the ventilator. We trust the doctors and just want a speedy recovery for Rushdie.

We assure will completely keep you updated about the situations and updates that are being received by the agent of the author and also from the end of the police.

Till then, keep reading the latest update from the entertainment industry. Thank you!

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