Spokesperson confirms ‘Rust’ director Joel Souza was released from hospital
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – "Rust" director Joel Souza was released from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, according to his spokesperson.
The spokesperson confirmed to NBC the director was released from the hospital.
Overnight, "Rust" cast member Frances Fisher posted on Twitter, stating Souza "is out of the hospital."
Local law enforcement said Souza was hospitalized Thursday after he was shot on set. Investigators said it appears that a scene "involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged." Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.
Authorities later confirmed Alec Baldwin fired the prop gun that injured Souza and killed "Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Hi @shannonrwatts— Frances Fisher (@Frances_Fisher) October 22, 2021
Those quotes are incorrect. And our director Joel Souza is out of hospital.
I don’t subscribe to the daily beast so if that’s what they’re saying, they are wrong.
Will you please correct them? https://t.co/s8LdkLKf0N