Actor David Rees is still in the critical care unit after suffering a heart attack. Rees is well-known for his role as Chris Welman on ‘7de Laan’ which is coming to an end after its 24th season in December.
Rees’s family has been sharing updates with his fans and supporters on his official Facebook page, managed by his publicity manager, Corlia Strauss. Earlier in the week, Strauss had shared that the ‘7de Laan’ actor was being treated for a slight lung infection.
“It’s flu season and the fear of infection is serious, so no visitors are allowed yet. Thank you for the continued support,” read the post.
Now, in a turn of events, Rees’s camp has shared another update that while the actor is in the critical care unit, things are not as the family hoped.
“David is still in CCU, not doing as well as we hoped. The family is very concerned about his situation and appreciates all your kind messages, prayers, and support”.
In a previous update, the family explained that the “unexpected turn” in Rees’s health has brought “pressing challenges his way, both medically and financially”.
Due to the actor not having medical aid, he is faced with the big challenge of paying for his medical fees and a back-a-buddy page has been started to assist the actor.
“David, sadly, lacks medical aid. This fact intensifies an already daunting journey. No donation is too big or too small; each gesture of kindness means the world.”
The back-a-buddy page has a target of half a million and is currently sitting on R84, 352.91 at the time of publication.
In other news – British talk show Michael Parkinson dies
Michael Parkinson, a renowned broadcaster widely considered Britain’s talk show king has died at age 88. His family said in a statement to the BBC on Thursday that Parkinson died “peacefully at home last night” after a brief illness.
Parkinson’s career included interviews with celebrities such as Muhammed Ali, David Bowie and John Lennon. His talk show, which was called “Parkinson,” first aired on the BBC in June 1971 and enjoyed a successful run until 1982. In 1998, the show was revived on the BBC and proved an instant hit. It then switched to commercial rival ITV in 2004 and ran until 2007. Read More