Egyptian actor Bayoumi Fouad praises UAE for medical care after falling ill during visit

The 'Cairo: Kabul' actor says he was shown 'care and love' after being struck down with a heavy cold

Egyptian actor Bayoumi Fouad has thanked the UAE for the care he received in the country while recovering from an illness that made him "lose consciousness" for two days.

“I am in the UAE,” the Dedo star revealed on Instagram on Tuesday. “I was struck with a heavy cold, the type we used to get long ago. I lost consciousness for 48 hours.

“I can’t tell you how much care and love I saw from various departments, like the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Health,” Fouad wrote, saying that he was assured he had not contracted Covid-19.

“There were people who didn’t know who Bayoumi Fouad is,” he said. “But they knew I was their guest. Thank you UAE.”

Known as "The Joker" of Egyptian drama, Fouad has been one of the country's most prolific actors of the past decade, appearing in a handful of films and television series every year.

In his early years, he was part of a theatre troupe, before turning to a career in advertising.

Fouad began pursuing acting professionally in the late 2000s, landing small roles in films, such as the 2009 thriller Badal Faqed. His big break came with the 2010 comedy series Al Kabeer Awy and the 2013 show Mawja Hara.

Fouad has starred in dozens of projects in the past decade across film, television, radio and theatre. His most recent include the critically acclaimed thriller series Cairo: Kabul, which premiered during Ramadan this year.

Updated: August 5th 2021, 3:32 PM
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