Elton Anthony, a man Carey identified as his house cleaner and personal assistant, was arrested three days after the attack and charged in the assault.
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“The attack itself I don’t remember at all,” Carey, 52, said of the Sept 9, 2013 beating. Carey told 1010 WINS reporter Mona Rivera that he was lucky to be alive. “I was told that I almost died, and they didn’t know the first night whether or not I was going to make it.”
Jim Carey, who rushed to his brother’s side after the attack, said his brother’s injuries were shocking. “I asked the doctor if he was going to live or die and he couldn’t give me that answer.”
Dr. David Otterburn, one of a team of surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center involved in treating the news anchor, said Carey suffered bleeding on the brain, a broken jaw, and a shattered eye socket.
While Carey was in bad shape when he was brought in, “He’s healed up well and we’re glad to hear him on the air again,” Otterburn said.
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