Agence France-PresseJune 20, 2013 10:33
The Bolshoi artistic director Sergei Filin, who had acid thrown on his face in a horrific assault this year, is almost blind, the Russian theatre's spokeswoman said Thursday.
"We spoke three days ago, and Sergei said that he can't see at all in one eye and has 10 percent eyesight in the other one," said the Bolshoi theatre spokeswoman Katerina Novikova.
"His doctors don't want to publicly discuss this or give any prognoses. Their job is to save his sight," she added, speaking during a press-conference about the theatre's upcoming season.