Prominent Syrian actor Khaled Taja has been admitted to
hospital after encountering deterioration to his health due to a decrease in
his oxygen level. Khaled was taken to the Al Shami Hospital in Damascus and is
currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It is said that the actor suffers
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According to the internet website MBC.net, Syrian director
Tamer Ishaq said that he and a number of Khaled’s friends went to the hospital
to check on the actor but they were unable to see him due to the fact that
visitations are prohibited due to the severity of his condition.
Tamer said that doctors assured him that Khaled’s condition
is stable and that he is in need of prayers to overcome his ordeal.
Tamer, who is currently directing Khaled’s new television
drama “Al Ameemi” noted that the actor did not suffer the deterioration while
filming his scenes, but rather while he was home.
The director said that he doubts Khaled will be transferred
to the American Hospital in Beirut Lebanon, due to the fact that a group of
highly qualified doctors are currently supervising his condition in Damascus.