‘I feel pretty damn lucky’: Fox News’ Benjamin Hall describes losing body parts, but gushes in gratitude

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Fox News State Department correspondent Benjamin Hall revealed the extent of his injuries on Twitter Thursday evening for the first time since he was severely wounded in Ukraine during an attack by Russian forces which resulted in the deaths of two of his colleagues.


“To sum it up, I’ve lost half a leg on one side and a foot on the other. 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, 39, tweeted according to Fox News, showing an image of himself in a hospital bed with a patch over his left eye.

Hall and his team were hit by Russian troops outside of Kyiv in a vehicle while reporting on the invasion. Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian producer Oleksandra Kuvshynova were killed in the attack on March 14.

“It’s been over three weeks since the attack in Ukraine and I wanted to start sharing it all. But first 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 sadly wrote. He then shared a photo of Zakrzewski and a video of an on-air tribute to Kuvshynova.

For some reason, the tweets are no longer on Twitter but they were seen and recorded all over the place before they disappeared.

Hall will eventually tell his story when he has recovered from his injuries.

Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin recounted to People how Hall was rescued and evacuated out of the country after he was wounded. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby was also involved in the rescue.

“While Kirby explained to her that the U.S. couldn’t assist in any sort of military effort inside of Ukraine (due to a presidential order that bans troops from crossing into the country), Griffin had another idea,” People reported.

“She proposed to Kirby that ‘if I can get Benjamin to the border, can you have a team from Landstuhl help him?’” Griffin asked referring to a military hospital in Germany.

Hall made his way to Germany and is now facing a long road to recovery. He was subsequently transported to a hospital in Texas where he underwent several surgeries for his injuries.

The British journalist is married and is the father of three children. He has been with Fox News since 2015.

Heartfelt support flowed in from Hall’s colleagues for his speedy recovery:


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