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.