Doctors forbid Sharihan from watching live coverage of war
French doctor Philip Manar, who is supervising the health condition of Egyptian actress Sharihan currently in Paris continuing her treatment, has asked the husband of the actress to forbid her from watching coverage of the US-led war on Iraq. The doctor said that the scenes of children and innocent civilians being slaughtered have a direct negative impact on Sharihan's healing process.
According to the London based daily, Al Quds Al Arabi, the doctor added that in order for Sharihan's health condition to improve, she must be kept in a peaceful environment, without the intervention of any news that may cause her to become sad or depressed complicating the progress of her treatment.
Despite all efforts taken by her husband and other family members to keep the news and knowledge of the war a secret, one of the persons accompanying her had accidentally left the TV on in her room and the actress discovered that war on Iraq has broken out and witnessed gruesome scenes of people being killed and a country being destroyed. The actress had surprised her husband when she requested that he brings her all available newspaper in order for her to learn more about the current conditions in Iraq.
The actress had also demanded all of her family members to keep the television inside her room. She assured them that watching the events of the war will not affect her negatively and instead she feels pride and joy every time an American or British plane is destroyed. Sharihan surprised everyone when she requested all those accompany her join her in a prayer to ask God to give victory to the Iraqi people.
The actress had recently returned to France to resume treatment after a long stay in Cairo. She had insisted on returning to Egypt to be with her daughter and family after being away for so long despite strict doctors' orders. Doctors, who were supervising the health condition of the actress, feared that her return to Egypt would create complications especially since her condition is still somewhat critical and she is to avoid speaking and undergoing any activity.
Last year, doctors announced that the face of Sharihan would never return to normal, after an 18-hour surgery she underwent in Pitie Salpetriere hospital, in Paris for cancerous tumors.
Born on December 6th 1965, Sharihan Ahmad Abdul Fatah Al Shalakani, a member of the well-known Khorshid family, showed interest in becoming a professional dancer and an actress at an early age. She studied both ballet and tap dancing besides keeping up with school at the age of 6, and had her movie debut in "Quita Ala Nar" (Quita On Fire). – Albawaba.com
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