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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 4 March 2021

Kuwaiti actor Mishari Al-Balam hospitalised with Covid-19

The star is reportedly in intensive care

Kuwaiti actor Mishary Al Balam has died of Covid-19. May Al Aidan / Twitter
Kuwaiti actor Mishary Al Balam has died of Covid-19. May Al Aidan / Twitter

Kuwaiti actor Mishari Al-Balam has been transferred to the intensive care unit of Kuwait’s Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Hospital after contracting Covid-19.

According to Kuwaiti media, the Maa' Hest Qalam actor’s health deteriorated after he contracted the virus late last week.

Kuwaiti TV personality May Al-Aidan announced the actor’s hospitalisation, writing that his health had suffered because of low levels of oxygen in his blood. Hypoxaemia is one of the more severe symptoms of Covid-19.

“Your prayers to our brother, the artist Mishari Al-Balam,” she wrote on her Twitter page on Saturday.

Al-Balam posted a photo of himself on his Instagram account a few days ago, confirming that he had Covid-19.

“Don’t forget me in your prayers,” he wrote. Fans and peers were quick to react to his post, wishing him a speedy recovery.

On February 11, the actor had shared a video as he received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, urging his followers to also get vaccinated.

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Updated: February 21, 2021 12:12 PM

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