Salman Rushdie off ventilator, able to speak following stabbing attack

Author Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked during a lecture, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y., about 75 miles (120 km) south of Buffalo.
Salman Rushdie has been removed from a ventilator and is able to speak after being stabbed Friday.
Michael Hill, the president of the Chautauqua Institution where the attack occurred, tweeted the news.
Rushdie was stabbed roughly 10 times as he took the stage to deliver a lecture

Salman Rushdie is able to speak and has been removed from a ventilator after being stabbed roughly 10 times Friday as he was preparing to deliver a lecture. 

Michael Hill, president of the Chautauqua Institution where the attack occurred, tweeted the news. BBC reported Rushdie’s agent, Andrew Wylie, confirmed the 75-year-old author’s condition.

—Michael Hill, Ed.D. (@MichaelHillCHQ) August 14, 2022

Previously, Wylie told The New York Times: “The news is not good. Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm…

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