During his Thursday prime time broadcast, Fox News host Sean Hannity gave viewers an update on the health status of network correspondent Benjamin Hall, who was severely injured while covering the conflict in Ukraine, conveying to his journalistic colleague that he and everyone in his audience will continue to pray for his full recovery.
Hannity referenced a Twitter update posted by Hall himself in which he explained some of the horrific aftermath of the attack outside of Kyiv in which he was hurt and two of his co-workers, cameraman Pierre Zakrzweski and journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshinova, were killed.
Not only did Hall offer a bit of detail on his ongoing recovery, he posted a photo of himself lying in a hospital bed, with a patch over one eye and attempting something of a smile.
“To sum it up, I’ve lost half a leg on one side and a foot on the other,” Hall wrote. “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!”
As Fox News noted, Hall was pulled from the zone of conflict last month following the incident which left him critically wounded and taken to Germany for medical treatment. He was subsequently flown to a hospital in Texas and has undergone a number of surgeries since his arrival.
In addition to providing viewers an update on his condition, Hall took time to remember the two individuals whose lives were taken by the violence that wounded him so profoundly.
“I need to pay tribute to my colleagues Pierre and Sasha who didn’t make it that day. Pierre and I traveled the world together, working was his joy and his joy was infectious. RIP,” Hall wrote, also including a photo of Zakrzweski as well as video footage of an on-air segment in Kuvshinova’s memory.
As the Daily Mail reported last month, Hall is a dual citizen of Britain and the United States, a father of three, and in addition to being an on-air correspondent and author, he has also contributed to the BBC, Channel 4, ITN, the New York Times, the Sunday Times, and more.
From the sound of the injuries Hall described in his Twitter post, he has a very long and arduous road ahead, but Hannity is surely correct that millions of viewers and admirers across the globe are pulling for him as he adjusts to his new reality and perhaps even mounts a return to journalism at some point in the future.