Media outlets around the world are speaking of the sacrifice made by a Fox News correspondent in his coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Benjamin Hall sustained serious injuries several weeks ago during an attack that left two of his colleagues dead.
Responding to now-deleted updates from Fox News’ Benjamin Hall on Twitter, his colleagues and journalists from media outlets including CNN, BBC and The Washington Post offered prayers and well wishes to Hall and his family as he recovers from his injuries.
“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,” Hall said in a Twitter post on Thursday evening that has since been deleted.
He shared a photograph of himself wearing an eyepatch on his left eye and lying down on what appeared to be a stretcher or a hospital bed.
“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 wrote.
In an earlier tweet that has also been deleted, Hall said it has 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 wrote.
Hall was wounded on March 14 when Russian forces opened fire on the vehicle he was traveling in alongside cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski, 55, and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova, 24.
Their deaths were confirmed by Fox News. Fox News’ Dana Perino, co-anchor of America’s Newsroom and co-host of The Five, paid homage to her colleague, saying: “With gratitude for the life that is @BenjaminHallFNC – what a human he is.”
“God bless you Ben. Sending you and your family good energy & prayers,” tweeted Fox News national correspondent Matt Finn.