Salman Rushdie is recovering from the stabbing operation

British writer’s agent Salman Rushdie explained on Sunday that questThe latter is “healing” two days after being stabbed in the stomach and neck by a young American of Lebanese origin during an event in the United States.

His agent, Andrew Wiley, said in a statement sent to several media that Rushdie is no longer dependent on respirators and “is starting to recover”, noting that his recovery will take “a long time. His injuries are serious, but his condition is developing in the right direction.”

Wiley said in earlier that Rushdie is in danger of losing one of his eyes and that he sustained abdominal injuries.

Today, Sunday, the son of writer Zafar confirmed that the family was “very relieved” that Rushdie had given up his SCBA and could “say a few words”.

“Although his injuries are serious and could change his life, his usual exuberant and stubborn sense of humor has not been affected,” said Rushdie’s son. in a note.

The writer, who spent years under police protection after asking Iranian regime leaders to kill him for his novel The Satanic Verses, was about to give a speech at a literary festival in New York state Friday when a man he took the stage and stabbed him several times in the neck and stomach.

Staff and public arrested alleged attacker, Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old American of Lebanese descent, before police caught him in custody.

Saturday appeared in court, where he pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempted murder.

Police and prosecutors did not provide much information on Matar’s background or motives.

In Lebanon, Ali Qassem Tuhfa, mayor of the village of Yaroun in southern Lebanon, indicated that Hadi Matar is “of Lebanese origin”.

“He was born and raised in the United States, and his father and mother are from Yaron,” she said in an interview with AFP.

An AFP reporter who visited the village on Saturday was told that Matar’s parents are divorced and that his father still lives in the village.

Journalists who came to his father’s house were asked to leave.

Salman Rushdie had been threatened with death since the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa to shed his blood in 1989 for his novel The Satanic Verses, which some Muslims considered blasphemous.