The author, Salman Rushdie, was stabbed on stage at a literary event in the United States on Friday morning.

For decades, he was under Iranian death threats.

Rushdie was stabbed in the neck, according to police, and was evacuated to the hospital by helicopter.

On Friday afternoon, the Booker Prize winner was still in surgery.

Salman would most certainly lose one eye, his arm's nerves were severed, and his liver was stabbed and damaged.

Rushdie, 75, is still on life support.

Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, was identified as the attacker by police.

Rushdie was scheduled to speak at the Chautauqua Institution on Friday, which is about 90 minutes south of Buffalo in western New York state.

Rushdie was assaulted on stage at around 11 a.m. by a male suspect.

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