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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 3 March 2021

Dubai radio presenter Catboy spends a week in hospital with Covid-19

The Arabian Radio Network star was given oxygen and daily injections

Catboy pictured with former co-presenter Aylissa Boyce at Dubai Eye’s studios. Victor Besa for The National
Catboy pictured with former co-presenter Aylissa Boyce at Dubai Eye’s studios. Victor Besa for The National

Dubai radio presenter Simon Smedley is recovering at home after spending a week in hospital after a serious bout of Covid-19.

The Arabian Radio Network star, known as Catboy, said he was struck down with a severe case of the virus, which also made his wife Lorra ill.

He shared an image of himself on Sunday from a hospital bed wearing an oxygen mask.

“On the long road to recovery but a week in isolation in a hospital room, several daily injections, 24/7 IV & oxygen, no sleep, hallucinations,” he wrote on Twitter.

“The worst illness I’ve ever had.

“My wife had it, too. Thanks to everyone helping us through this.”

Smedley has recently been absent from his daily radio slot on Dubai 92, which is one of the network’s most popular shows.

His tweet led to a flood of support and get well messages on social media, with fans keen to hear him back on-air soon.

Catboy first came to fame in his role as breakfast show host for Dubai 92 in 2006.

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Updated: February 15, 2021 12:39 PM

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