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US envoy released from Seoul hospital

US envoy released from Seoul hospital
Mark Lippert, 42, underwent surgery to treat deep gashes to his cheek and hand after he was slashed by a knife-wielding nationalist at a breakfast function in central Seoul last Thursday.

Hospital officials said that after five days of treatment the US diplomat had now had all 80 stitches from his face removed and the pain in his left wrist had subsided. “I feel pretty darn good, all thing considered”, a smiling Lippert said before he was discharged, speaking to journalists with part of his face covered with clear adhesive bandages.

“It was obviously a scary incident but I am walking, talking, holding my baby, hugging my wife. So I just feel really good”, the new father said, adding he would get back to work “as soon as possible”.
Lippert, whose popularity among South Koreans has only grown since the attack, expressed gratitude at the “outpouring of support” he and his family have received. 
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