Salman Rushdie’s daughter-in-law, 34, reveals she ‘fought for her life’ with Covid 


Salman Rushdie’s daughter-in-law, 34, reveals she ‘fought for her life’ with Covid and warns that anti-vaxxers are ‘idiots’

  • Sir Salman Rushdie’s daughter-in-law Natalie, 34, shared a selfie from hospital
  • Jazz singer, who has history of heart problems, urged followers to get vaccinated
  • Mrs Rushdie married Zafar, the son of novelist Sir Salman, in June 2016 

Sir Salman Rushdie’s daughter-in-law yesterday revealed she had been fighting for her life with Covid.

Urging followers to get vaccinated, Natalie Rushdie, 34, shared a selfie from her hospital bed – which showed her with her eyes barely open and a tube in her nose.

The jazz singer, who has a history of heart problems, wrote on Instagram: ‘This is Covid. I have been fighting for my life the last week in hospital.

‘I don’t have much energy but I beg that you get the vaccine.’ 

Natalie Rushdie, 34, shared a selfie from her hospital bed – which showed her with her eyes barely open and a tube in her nose

Mrs Rushdie married Zafar, the son of Booker Prize-winning novelist Sir Salman, in June 2016 and they had their first child last October

Mrs Rushdie married Zafar, the son of Booker Prize-winning novelist Sir Salman, in June 2016 and they had their first child last October

She continued: ‘I got my vaccine text the day I found out that I had Covid.

‘Wear a mask and socially distance yourself because the alternative is horrific! Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.’

In a warning to those who refuse the jab, she added: ‘To the anti-vaxxers, this is for you. You’re idiots. 

‘You’re putting yourself and other people in danger. This could be you.’

The jazz singer, who has a history of heart problems, urged her followers to get vaccinated against Covid

The jazz singer, who has a history of heart problems, urged her followers to get vaccinated against Covid

Mrs Rushdie married Zafar, the son of Booker Prize-winning novelist Sir Salman, in June 2016. They had their first child last October.

Among those to send well wishes was Irish singer Imelda May who wrote: ‘I am horrified to hear you’re having such a struggle to live!

‘I send you so much love and strength. I hope you get home soon.’

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