Rep. Nancy Pelosi was overcome with emotion as she spoke about her husband’s difficult recovery process from a devastating hammer attack last fall, noting that it could take months before he is “back to normal.”
During his recent interview on the show “Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace?”, the 82-year-old former House speaker discussed Paul Pelosi’s current state.
“He’s doing OK,” Pelosi (D-Calif.) responded to Wallace’s inquiry about her husband with an update on his wellbeing. “It’s going to take a little while for him to be back to normal.”
On the morning of October 28, Paul Pelosi – aged 82 – was left alone in his San Francisco home when a conspiracy theorist David DePape, 42 years old, allegedly forced entry and asked for Nancy Pelosi’s whereabouts.
According to prosecutors, DePape viciously assaulted Paul Pelosi with a hammer before being apprehended. He allegedly confided in investigators that if he felt Nancy was not telling the truth during his interrogation, he planned on “holding her hostage” and even going as far as “breaking her kneecaps.”
Paul Pelosi endured a harsh blow to the head that left him with a fractured skull and serious harm to his right arm and hands, necessitating immediate medical attention.
In her conversation with Wallace, Nancy Pelosi appeared to be distraught while disclosing that she was “very sad” about the events that happened “because [DePape] was searching for me, and my dear husband, who’s not even that political, actually, paid the price.”
Nancy and Paul Pelosi made their first joint public appearance since the assault, dressed to impress at the Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 4th. Clad in a tuxedo, Paul Pelosi sported a wide-brimmed black hat and had his left hand covered by a glove—the one that wasn’t injured during the incident.
This week, Paul Pelosi attended the White House event honoring the NBA victors, Golden State Warriors, and was even recognized by President Biden himself.
When probed by Wallace for more information regarding Paul’s extended recovery, Nancy Pelosi conceded that the healing process might take a few months to complete.
“Anyone who’s had a head injury knows that you have to be very careful,” she stated. “You have to be careful about movement. You have to be careful about light, you have to be careful about sound and it just takes a while, probably another three or four months, according to the doctors, for him to be really himself.”
Nearing one month ago, Nancy and Paul’s filmmaker daughter Alexandra told CBS Sunday Morning that her father was recovering yet his face was “like Frankenstein” due to the many scars.
In November, DePape pled not guilty to charges of attempted murder, attempted kidnapping of a federal official and assault of an immediate family member of a federal official. Despite this plea, he is still imprisoned without bail at this time.
He will be appearing in court again come February.