Benjamin Hall, a Fox News reporter who survived a March 14 attack from Russian troops on his vehicle that killed two of his colleagues, revealed that he had lost body parts in the assault.
Nevertheless, the correspondent said he felt “pretty damn lucky” to be alive.
According to the New York Post, Hall was traveling with Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and their Ukrainian fixer, Oleksandra Kuvshynova when they were hit with Russian fire outside of Kyiv.
Both Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova died of their wounds.
Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall safely out of Ukraine after suffering serious injurieshttps://t.co/h7C0nb3OnO
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 16, 2022
Hall, meanwhile, was airlifted out of the country and taken to a Texas hospital for several surgeries.
“To sum it up, I’ve lost half a leg on one side and a foot on the other,” he said in a Twitter post on Thursday.
Fox News' Benjamin Hall tweets photo of injuries after being shot in Ukraine https://t.co/XauVDOQCl1
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) April 8, 2022
“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!”
He included a photo of him wearing an eye patch, smiling from his hospital bed.
The tweet has since been deleted.
In another tweet, he paid his respects to Zakrzewski, who was 55 and a close friend of Hall’s.
“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,” he wrote.
“Pierre and I traveled the world together, working was his joy and his joy was infectious. RIP.”
Fox News’ Dana Perino was one of many of Hall’s colleagues who paid tribute to their correspondent.
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) April 8, 2022
“With gratitude for the life that is @BenjaminHallFNC – what a human he is,” she tweeted.