According to the Associated Press, citing his colleague Atish Taseer, the writer was taken off the ventilator and is able to talk.

Rushdie's agent Andrew Wylie confirmed the information, but did not provide details.

Previously unknown attacked British writer Salman Rushdie in New York.

Rushdie was stabbed in the neck and airlifted to a local hospital.

It is specified that the interviewer, who was next to the writer, received a slight head injury, and the attacker was detained.

The New York Times reported that the British cultural figure was connected to a ventilator.