Lara Logan: '60 Minutes' Correspondent Hospitalized For Health Issues Stemming From 2011 Sexual Assault

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Lara Logan, a correspondent for 60 Minutes, was admitted to the hospital this week for health problems stemming a brutal sexual assault she endured in Egypt in 2011.

In and out of the hospital since she was beaten and assaulted by a gang of men in Egypt, the 43-year-old CBS News reporter was admitted in February with symptoms of diverticulitis and internal bleeding.

“Lara’s health has continued to suffer and she has been hospitalized numerous times in the years following the attack in Egypt. She has to make some serious decisions if she should undergo surgery and her health going forward as she continues to pursue the work she loves,”
A CBS source told Page Six.

The brutal attack occurred when Lara Logan was separated from her producer and bodyguard as covered events following the fall of then-President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The reporter was beaten and sexually assaulted by a group of men.

“There was no doubt in my mind that I was in the process of dying … I thought not only am I going to die, but it’s going to be just a torturous death that’s going to go on forever.” Lara Logan later told Scott Pelley,. “For an extended period of time, they raped me with their hands.”

Ed Butowsky, a close friend of Logan and her family, told Breitbart News, which first reported that Lara has been readmitted to the hospital, praised Logan for her bravery.

“Very few people know how stoic and incredibly tough this lady is. In spite of everything she’s had to face in the last two years, people have no idea the physical suffering she has been enduring due to the brutal sexual assault she encountered in Egypt during the Arab Spring while reporting for 60 Minutes.”

“I’ve been in and around this business and people don’t understand how hard reporters work and how much time they put in. Lara, above all of it, has been doing it for four years since this brutal attack and suffering in every way, shape or form. Maybe it’s time for people to realize these people are human beings” he said.

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