Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang has given his most detailed account to date of the night he was stabbed in the neck.
Hwang wrote a vivid account of that terrifying night Thanksgiving weekend in the New York Times.
The assailant approached him from behind, stabbed him in the back of the neck and took off.
Hwang at first didn’t know what had happened, but then began to stagger.
“I found that I couldn’t walk steadily and veered, first into a wall, then into a parked car. I placed my hand to my neck, and it came away covered in blood.”
Just blocks away from both his home and the hospital, he managed to get to his front door and call to his family for help. He then proceeded to walk to the emergency room just two blocks away.
He eventually passed out and went into convulsions before regaining consciousness.
Hwang talks about how some suspect he was the victim of a hate crime and that he has since learned Asians have become targets because they are reluctant to report crimes.
You can read about his memories from that night in the New York Times.