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Padma Lakshmi reacts to ex Salman Rushdie’s stabbing

For those unfamiliar with Salman Rushdie, he is a writer best know for his 1988 work, The Satanic Verses.  A book so controversial that the Supreme Leader of Iran put a Fatwa on his head.

His life has since always been a sort of haze of controversy and that’s likely what lead to a lunatic storming the stage at one of his speakings and stabbing him several times in the neck and stomach.

On Sunday, his ex-wife, Padma Lakshmi, took to twitter to show her support in a very brief statement.


The Top Chef host, 51, wed Rushdie in 2004 after five years of dating, though the marriage ended in divorce in 2007.

Following a statement from Rushdie’s son, Zafar Rushdie, that the 75-year-old novelist “remains in critical condition” but has been taken off a ventilator and is displaying “his usual feisty and defiant sense of humor,” Lakshmi has expressed her relief at the apparent improvement in her ex-husband’s health.

We wish him the best as well.