Author and TV presenter Padma Lakshmi, the ex-wife of writer Salman Rushdie, has said he is “coming through” after being stabbed to death on Friday (12 August).
Rushdie, who was once the subject of a fatwa for his writing, was assaulted and hospitalized on the stage in west New York on Friday.
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At the time of writing, Rushdie is still in the hospital being treated for serious injuries. However, the author’s agent said he is on the road to recovery.
Lakshmi wrote on Twitter, telling his followers: “Relief @SalmanRushdie comes through after Friday’s nightmare.
“Worried and wordless, can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Now I hope for a quick recovery.”
Lakshmi and Rushdie were married between 2004 and 2007.
In an email earlier in the day, Rushdie’s agent Andrew Wylie said: “He’s off the ventilator so the road to recovery has begun.
“It will take a long time; The injuries are serious but his condition is going in the right direction.”
In the early aftermath of the attack on Rushdie, figures from across the literary world shared their reactions and sent messages of support to the midnight children Author.
New Jersey native Hadi Matar has been charged with attempted second-degree murder by the Chautauqua County Attorney’s Office, Reuters reported.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/salman-rushdie-stabbing-padma-lakshmi-b2144884.html Salman Rushdie’s ex-wife Padma Lakshmi shares a message of support as the author begins to assert himself.