Los Angeles: Indian American mannequin, TV host, creator and activist Padma Lakshmi despatched her good needs to her former-husband and Indian-born author Salman Rushdie as he recovers from extreme accidents sustained from stabbing.
Lakshmi, who was married to the creator from 2004 to 2007, tweeted on August 14, two days after the incident: “Relieved @SalmanRushdie is pulling through after Friday’s nightmare. Worried and wordless, can finally exhale. Now hoping for swift healing,” studies eonline.com.
The day Padma spoke out, Salman’s agent advised E! News that the creator’s “road to recovery has begun,” including: “It will be long; the injuries are severe, but his condition is headed in the right direction.”
Moreover, Salman’s eldest son, Zafar Rushdie, 42, made an announcement on behalf of the household about his dad.
“My father remains in critical condition in hospital receiving extensive ongoing medical treatment,” he stated.
“We are extremely relieved that yesterday he was taken off he ventilator and additional oxygen and he was able to say a few words. Though his life changing injuries are severe, his usual feisty and defiant sense of humour remains intact.”
On August 12, Rushdie was getting ready to talk at an occasion on the Chautauqua Establishment in Chautauqua, NY, when a person rushed the stage and stabbed him about 12 occasions in his face, neck, stomach and chest, a district lawyer’s workplace spokesperson advised NBC News.
The creator was airlifted to a hospital and the suspect was arrested and charged with tried homicide and assault.
Zafar continued: “We are so grateful to all the audience members who bravely leapt to his defence and administered first aid along with the police and doctors who have cared for him and for the outpouring of love and support from around the world. We ask for continued patience and privacy as the family come together at his bedside to support and help him through this time.”
Padma was Rushdie’s fourth spouse. He was beforehand married to Zafar’s mom, Clarissa Luard, Elizabeth West, with whom he shares a 23-year-old son, Milan Rushdie, and Marianne Wiggins.
The stabbing suspect, New Jersey man Hadi Matar, has pleaded not responsible to costs of second-degree tried homicide and second-degree assault.