Salman Rushdie's daughter-in-law '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

    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.’