Basel Khayat diagnosed with the rare disorder Mediterranean Fever
The disorder is hereditary. (Cella Productions)
Syrian actor Basel Khayat has revealed that he is suffering from the hereditary inflammatory disorder known as Mediterranean Fever (FMF).
According to Wikipedia, FMF is an "auto-inflammatory disease caused by mutations in Mediterranean fever gene, which encodes a 781–amino acid protein called pyrin."
Basel said that the rare disease causes him pains in his stomach, joints and head.
The 39-year-old talented actor assured his fans that FMF does not endanger his life, adding that its symptoms increase when the body is overworked or exhausted.
Basel is currently filming a new TV series called "30 Days," which will be released during Ramadan in May.