Thankfully, Ben was okay, tweeting out updates and thanking people for their support.
"Home from my stay @StraubHospital. Lumbar fractures & kidney injury was more severe than back spasms. Will recuperate & work at home now."
"A big Mahalo for the great care from the doctors, specialists, nurses & aides @StraubHospital. Great professionals in patient care.
"A big Mahalo too for all of the well wishers from @RainbowWarrior & @RainbowWahine Nation. Appreciated the flowers, gift baskets & cards."
"It was an unfortunate incident Sunday, but mahalo to the many people who stepped in to help me keep peace & stop a bad act from escalating"
It was great to see that even in the face of a brutal incident, the AD was able to keep things positive and look forward to the future. He also reportedly promised to keep things light for the next three days as his wife was going to be taking care of him (Dave Reardon reported that Jay texted him and informed him that he was at Longs picking up his pain meds.) We wish him nothing but the best! Three fractured lumbars does not sound like something I'd wish on anyone. Get well soon Ben Jay!