Summaya Al Khashab said that her excessive weight gain is due to an illness
requiring her to take doses of Cortisone. The medication has had a series of
adverse side-effects, she said.
Summaya also said that
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The actress said she
had to continue filming while on the medication to ensure that the dramas she
was working on were complete in time for airing during the current month of
Some critics say Summaya
should be commended and not criticized by the press, as has been the case.