British-Pakistani author of The Buddha of Suburbia, the worldwide bestseller of 1990, Hanif Kureishi collapsed in Rome and says he could not have the ability to stroll or write once more. He wrote in a tweet that for the reason that incident that occurred just a few days earlier than New 12 months, he’s unable to maneuver his arms or legs.
The Oscar-nominated scriptwriter and creator mentioned in a collection of tweets on Friday, that he thought he was dying after the autumn.
“I had just seen Mo Salah score against Aston Villa, sipped half a beer, when I began to feel dizzy. I lent forward and put my head between my legs; I woke up a few minutes later in a pool of blood, my neck in a grotesquely twisted position, my wife on her knees beside me,” he wrote.
The creator is in hospital and has had a backbone operation that led to solely “minor improvements”.
The 68-year-old mentioned he felt like “he had become divorced” from himself and believed he was dying and had solely “three breaths left”.
“From the floor my wife heard my frantic shouting. She saved my life and kept me calm. For a few days I was profoundly traumatised, altered and unrecognisable to myself. I am in the hospital. I cannot move move my arms and legs,” Kureishi mentioned.
He added that he can not even scratch his nostril or make a telephone name and even feed himself , calling it each “ humiliating, degrading and a burden for others.“
He comforted his followers by including that he has sensation and a few motion in all his limbs and can quickly start physio and rehabilition in an effort to get higher. He additionally thanked the docs and nurses on the hospital for taking good care of him.
“At the moment, it is unclear whether I will ever be able to walk again, or whether I’ll ever be able to hold a pen, if there is any assistance that I would be grateful for, it would be with regard to voice-assisted hardware and software, which will allow me to watch, write and begin work again, and continue some kind of half-life and begin work again, and continue some kind of half life,” he wrote.
Lastly, he requested his followers to ship in concepts that may assist him get better. “I want to thank all my readers for their love and support over the years. Love Hanif,” he concluded.
Kureishi is named an creator of books like My Son the Fanatic, Intimacy, The Final Phrase and screenwriter for My Stunning Laundrette, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, The Mom and Venus.