Paul Pelosi makes his first public appearance since the attack attending the Kennedy Center Honors.

After being brutally attacked in late October, Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, made his first public appearance on Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors.

As he walked to his seat with first lady Jill Biden, President Joe Biden gave a fist pump to Paul Pelosi, who was seated nearby. Paul Pelosi was wearing a black hat as he recovers from head injuries.

According to court documents, he was attacked with a hammer at the couple’s home in San Francisco by a male assailant looking for the Speaker of the House. Following the attack, Paul Pelosi underwent surgery “to repair a skull fracture and serious injuries to his right arm and hands,” Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill said at the time.

Biden congratulated  the class of the 45th Kennedy Center Honor on sunday.

In Biden’s speech “Tonight, we celebrate a truly exceptional, and this is not exaggeration, a truly exceptional group of artists – group of artists who embody the very spirit of ‘we the people.’ This year’s Kennedy Center honorees – they’re all an incredible group of people.”

The president went through each honoree’s accomplishments and contributions to the arts including George Clooney and Amy Grant.

The honorees, chosen by the Kennedy Center’s Executive Committee of its Board of Trustees for their contributions to American culture, were recognized in front of their peers at the Kennedy Center Opera House. The event will be televised on December 28.

The Bidens’ presence marks the second year that the first family has continued a long-standing tradition that was halted during the Trump administration.

Biden concluded his remarks to the honorees on Sunday with a message of unity.

At the White House,some of the notable guests included Sacha Baron Cohen, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Sean Penn, Julia Roberts, Amal Clooney, Matt Damon, and Michael Fanone, a former member of the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police who was stationed at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, when the uprising took place. Vice President Kamala Harris, second gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Secretaries of State Antony Blinken, Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona were also present.