Salman Rushdie operated on, risks losing an eye

The writer is attached to a respirator. The agent: “Severed arm nerves, damaged liver.” White House: “Shocking Act of Violence”

Salman Rushdie, the famous writer who was attacked and stabbed at least twice yesterday while giving a lecture in upstate New York, was urgently operated and since last night he is attached to a respirator, cannot speak and could lose an eye. His agent Andrew Wylie told the New York Times.

“Salman he will probably lose an eye, nerves in his arm have been severed and his liver has been damaged, the news is not goodThe 75-year-old writer was shot in the neck and abdomen by a man who was arrested and identified by police as Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old resident of Fairview, New Jersey. participating in the literary event that immobilized him until the arrival of the agents.

“The country and the world have witnessed the reprehensible attack on the writer Salman Rushdie, this act of violence is shocking”. This is what the White House Homeland Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. “All of us in the Biden-Harris administration are praying for his speedy recovery – continues the note released by the White House – we are grateful to the good citizens and rescuers who helped Mr Rushdie so quickly after the attack and the forces of order for their quick and effective work which is continuing “.