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Rushdie’s son says family ‘extremely relieved’ he is off ventilator

Author Salman Rushdie speaks during the Mississippi Book Festival, in Jackson, Mississippi, on August 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Author Salman Rushdie speaks during the Mississippi Book Festival, in Jackson, Mississippi, on August 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

LONDON — The family of Salman Rushdie is “very relieved” he has been taken off a ventilator following his stabbing, and the British author has retained his “defiant sense of humor,” his son says.

“We are extremely relieved that yesterday he was taken off the ventilator,” his son Zafar says on Twitter.

“His usual feisty & defiant sense of humour remains intact.”

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