UK famous faces including JK Rowling and Boris Johnson have reacted with disbelief after Sir Salman Rushdie was stabbed in the neck on stage in New York this morning.
The Indian-born British author, 75, was about to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution when he was stabbed up to 15 times, including once in the neck.
He was airlifted to hospital but his agent has not yet given an update on his condition.
Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses, published in 1988, led to Iran issuing him with a fatwa – a legal opinion calling for his death – 33 years ago.
British politicians, authors and notable faces rushed to express their thoughts and shocked reactions to the incident in upstate New York.
Famous British authors and politicians, including JK Rowling (pictured right at the Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore premiere this year) have expressed their shock after Sir Salman Rushdie (pictured left in 2019) was stabbed on stage in New York this morning