Doctor kicked off United Airlines flight breaks silence

The doctor who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight at O'Hare International Airport on Monday is finally breaking his silence.

Dr. David Dao's attorney released a statement to CNBC on Tuesday, saying he and his family are "very appreciative of the outpouring of prayers, concern and support" they received following the incident.

"Currently, they are only focused on Dr. Dao's medical care and treatment," Chicago attorney Stephen L. Golan stated.

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United Airlines issued multiple statements on Tuesday after footage of the incident went viral on social media. CEO Oscar Munoz called the event "upsetting" and offered his apology in a statement tweeted by United.

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