Fadel Shaker accuses Kathem El Saher of stealing his award
Lebanese singer Fadel Shaker has expressed extreme anger towards Iraqi singer Kathem El Saher over the award for Best Arab singer presented by the Lions Club. Fadel revealed that the prize was originally meant for him and that he had received a phone call from one of the club’s members to tell him of the prize and invite him to the big event they held.
According to the London based daily, Al Quds Al Arabi, Fadel was unable to make it to the awards ceremony due to a sudden failure in his health condition. This led the club to give the award for Best Arab singer to Kathem, due to the fact that they did not believe Fadel was really ill. Fadel had explained to the club that his condition does not permit him to appear in any public occasion and that if they did not believe him they can send a doctor to validate what he was saying. The members of the club became angry and so decided to strip Fadel of the award and give it to Kathem, who as well did not attend the ceremony.
Fadel could not understand why he was stripped of the award, which in reality does not mean that much to him, and why he was treated in such a cruel and harsh way by the club. He added that their action towards him is uncivil and unprofessional. –Albawaba.com
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