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The 69-year-old Vietnamese-American grandfather who was forcibly yanked from his seat and dragged off a United Airlines flight at O'Hare International Airport has finally broken his silence.
According to WLKL, when reporters asked Dr David Dao -- the man identified as the victim in the viral video -- what his injuries were, he said "everything". He also added that he was not doing well.
In a statement obtained by CNBC, his attorneys said that he is currently undergoing treatment at a Chicago hospital for his injuries.
The tweet, which was posted this morning (Apr 12), wrote:
"The family of Dr. Dao wants the world to know that they are very appreciative of the outpouring of prayers, concern and support they have received.
"Currently, they are focused only on Dr. Dao's medical care and treatment."
Dr Dao was one of four passengers asked to leave an overbooked United Airlines flight that was departing from Chicago to Kentucky.
When he refused to give up his seat, security personnel were recorded forcibly removing him from his seat and dragging him down the aisle of the plane.
NEW: CNBC has just received statement on behalf of United Airlines Passenger Dr. David Dao pic.twitter.com/IgF0gGPls3
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) April 11, 2017