Geoff Ho, a business editor was stabbed in the throat on Saturday night
Geoff Ho, the Sunday paper’s business editor, was stabbed in the throat on Saturday night after he bravely confronted three terrorists on London Bridge.
Today, he posted a photo on Facebook of his fightback from his hospital bed following successful surgery.
Sitting in a hospital gown, Mr Ho managed to raise a smile after undergoing the harrowing experience.
His close friends and colleagues have described him as a “hero” for putting his own life in danger to help others while everyone is wishing him a speedy recovery.
Mr Ho confronted terrorists who had attacked a bouncer in the doorway of the Southwark Tavern on Saturday night.
He had thought that he was breaking up a fight but it was in fact a terror incident unfolding right in front of him.
Mr Ho posted on a Facebook: “Don't know whether it was stupid or noble to jump in and break up the fight outside the Southwark Tavern, but two a***s trying to do over the lone bouncer on the door isn't happening on my watch.”
Mr Ho confronted terrorists who had attacked a bouncer in the doorway of the Southwark Tavern
During the terror attack, the sick fanatics stabbed him in the neck with a 12-inch butcher knife.
Their trail of devastation left seven dead and 48 injured, 21 critically, after they rammed a van into pedestrians and then jumped out stabbing people on London Bridge.
In the aftermath of the attack, his friends believed he was missing and appealed online for information on his whereabouts.
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He thought that he was breaking up a Saturday night attack, but, it was in fact a terror incident
But the selfless editor had stepped in while wearing his British Lions shirt, having earlier watched Warren Gatland's side start their tour of New Zealand with victory over the Provincial Barbarians.
Dramatic footage showed Mr Ho walking towards an ambulance with a policeman as he bled profusely and clutched his neck.
The martial arts expert, who specialises in Kung Fu and kickboxing, was then put in intensive care and listed as being in stable condition.
Mr Ho has been with the Sunday Express for 10 years.
Sunday Express editor Martin Townsend paid tribute to his brave colleague.
Terrorists left seven dead and 21 critically injured during the London Bridge terror attack
He said: "Geoff Ho is an absolutely first class reporter and a fine and decent man and our thoughts are with him and his family at this time."
"We are all hoping and praying for a speedy recovery."
Earlier, his friend, Gary Robinson said: “Geoff update is that he is stable but can't talk. He is a true hero.
“He took on the terrorists when three rushed in stabbing people 30 mins later, using his martial arts, he fought them off.
“One missed him the other stabbed him in the throat (and possibly stomach). He was hurt protecting others.”
He added: “He is in intensive care but 'doing well' according to the doctor. Unbelievable bravery. God speed your recovery. Geoff Ho, proud to call you my friend.”
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Another friend, named as Nadeem, said: “Many thanks for your prayers and wishes for Geoff today.
“I’ve also passed on your best wishes to his family who really appreciated all what you have said and done for their son.
“For those who do want to see him, please go but he will not be able to talk and is groggy.
“As mentioned Geoff is stable. He cannot talk though and will be monitored for a week as he has a tract.
“Hero is a word not enough for Geoff, bless him, he took on three vile scum where one hit him in the neck. He has had surgery and the doctor was impressed by how calm he was in everything.
“Dude is a legend who tried to help out the people who was being attacked. Bless him for his good-natured heart.
“It pained me to see what happened to him but he will get through. Love you brother.”
The brave journalist showed true class and even managed to thank well wishers on Twitter.
He tweeted: "Thank you every one for the best wishes. I got out of surgery yesterday and am on the mend."