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Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall shared his first update Thursday since he was injured in an explosion outside kyiv while reporting on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying that although he lost both feet, a leg, an eye and most of his audition, he feels ‘pretty lucky to be here’.
The British journalist was reporting outside kyiv when the vehicle he was traveling in was hit by a bomb blast, killing his veteran cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski, 55, and his producer Oleksandra ‘Sasha’ Kurshynova, 24.
Hall tweeted a photo of himself sitting up recovering in a hospital bed, along with a post explaining the nature of his injuries.
“Long story short, I’ve lost half a leg on one side and a foot on the other,” Hall began.
‘I’m getting a hand, one eye is gone and my hearing is pretty screwed up…but overall I feel very lucky to be here, and the people who brought me here are amazing!’ Hall wrote.
Pierre Zakrzewski and Oleksandra Kuvshynova were killed in Ukraine while traveling in a vehicle involved in the same attack that wounded a British journalist.
Hall, 39, was rushed to a hospital in Ukraine with serious injuries following the attack by Russian forces, but was evacuated from the country days after being involved in the attack and taken to a hospital in Texas where he underwent multiple surgeries for his injuries.
Hall had been with Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova while they were covering the Russian invasion and were on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital in Horenka.
The trio were traveling in the same vehicle when the attack occurred and their vehicle was hit by incoming fire.
Hall has been married to his wife, Alicia Meller, an Australian fashion entrepreneur, for nearly seven years and has three young daughters who appear regularly on his father’s Instagram. The family lives in Washington D.C.
Meller works for an Australian fashion and footwear brand, Senso, which her parents founded in 1979.
She joined the company in 2010 along with her two sisters, Imogen and Skye, and is in charge of international development.
Hall, meanwhile, has worked for the New York-based network since 2015. Hall, a dual citizen of Britain and the US, often covers the US State Department for the network.
The journalist has also worked for the BBC, ITN and Channel 4 and has written for The Times, The Sunday Times, The New York Times and Agence France Presse.
Hall attended Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire before studying at Duke University in North Carolina, the University of Richmond in London, and the London University of the Arts.
A dual British and American citizen, he wrote a book in 2015 on the history of the Islamic State called Inside ISIS: The Brutal Rise of a Terrorist Army.
Bronze Star winner Dr. Richard Jadick, 56, the most decorated combat medic of the war in Iraq, described the rescue of Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall, who was wounded by Russian forces in the fighting on the outskirts of kyiv and was trapped in the combat zone.
Last month, a decorated naval doctor described how he rescued Hall, who was trapped in the combat zone and in need of urgent medical attention.
Bronze Star winner Dr. Richard Jadick, 56, the most decorated combat medic of the war in Iraq, told Fox News he was teaching a course in Tennessee when the combat rescue organization Save Our Allies called him to tell him that they needed his help to evacuate the Americans. .
Dr. Richard Jadick received the Bronze Star for his heroism after treating 30 Marines in the Second Battle of Fallujah and treated Hall in the Ukraine prior to his evacuation to the US.
I got the call, headed home. I packed up, got on a plane and told my family where I was going,” Jadick said. “It was later in the week that we got the call to move to kyiv, that we had to evacuate a seriously injured patient.”
That patient turned out to be Hall.
“I was there at the right place at the right time,” Jadick said humbly.
Jadick first flew to Poland, but when he heard that the reporter needed his help, he did not hesitate to parachute into the combat zone.
He arrived at the hospital where Hall was being treated and introduced himself.
“I saw Ben and looked at him and said, ‘Ben, you don’t know me, my name is Rich Jadick, I’m a surgeon, I’m here to get you out of here.’
Hall was eager to cooperate.
‘When do you want to go?’ Jadick said the journalist responded.