FOX News journalist Benjamin Hall is opening up about his harrowing injuries after losing half of his leg, one foot, and his sight in one eye in a Kyiv blast.
大厅, who sustained his injuries while covering the Russia-Ukraine conflict, is speaking for the first time following the incident, sharing updates to his Twitter account.
“Its been over three weeks since the attack in Ukraine and I wanted to start sharing it all,” 大厅 发推文.
“But first I need to pay tribute to my colleagues Pierre and Sasha who didnt make it that day. Pierre and I traveled the world together, working was his joy and his joy was infectious. RIP.
Hall continued to discuss the extent of his injuries in a separate tweet.
“To sum it up, I’ve lost half a leg on one side and a foot on the other.
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“One hand is being put together, one eye is no longer working, and my hearing is pretty blown… but all in all I feel pretty damn lucky to be here – and it is the people who got me here who are amazing!”
Hall shared a photo of himself lying in what appears to be a hospital bed, sporting an eye patch, and surrounded by various medical wires and supplies.
Many of Hall’s colleagues at FOX have shared words of encouragement and support following the updates he provided.
Sean Hannity discussed Hall’s health updates on his show this evening.
“First to Pierre and Sasha’s family – our thoughts and prayers are with all of them as they suffer. You know you think about all the injuries, all the lives lost for the cause of freedom,” Hannity said.
“Ben as a friend and a colleague, you did amazing work in Ukraine, all of us here at FOX, everyone, I know I speak for every person that works on this network, we are praying for you, your family during your road to recovery and we pray for the families of these two brave journalists, Sasha and Pierre, who did not make it home.
“We wish you a speedy recovery.”
Thousands have also responded to Hall’s twitter updates with well wishes for the injured journalist.
Hall was injured over three weeks ago. His colleague, Pierre Zakrzewski, was tragically killed when the vehicle the two were traveling in came under fire.
Hall was rescued from the war zone and flown to a hospital in Germany before being transferred to a military medical facility in Texas, FOX reports.
A statement obtained by The Sun from Fox News informed employees Hall was injured “while newsgathering outside of Kyiv,” and there was minimal information on the situation.
“今日早些时候, our correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while newsgathering outside of Kyiv in Ukraine,” the statement reads.
“We have a minimal level of details right now, but Ben is hospitalized and our teams on the ground are working to gather additional information as the situation quickly unfolds.
“The safety of our entire team of journalists in Ukraine and the surrounding regions is our top priority and of the utmost importance.
“This is a stark reminder for all journalists who are putting their lives on the line every day to deliver the news from a war zone.
“We will update everyone as we know more. Please keep Ben and his family in your prayers.”
根据 FOX website, 大厅 “has covered elections in numerous countries, interviewed presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, US commanders, ISIS prisoners, and survivors of the genocide against Uighurs in China.”