Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Comedian Din Beramboi in a coma

2010/03/30


KUALA LUMPUR: Popular comedian and radio presenter Din Beramboi is in an induced coma at the Selayang Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after being infected by rat urine when shooting a pet show, according to friends of the artist.

In messages being resent via Twitter (or retweets), friends are calling for those with Type O blood to help by donating blood at the hospital.

One of the messages, attributed to fellow comedian Afdlin Shauki, said Din's internal organ functions have shut down and he is bleeding internally.

"Doctor gives him 24-48 hours. Pray for Din," the message added.

Afdlin and Din are both regular judges on Astro RIA's Raja Lawak reality programme.

ERA Programme Manager Nazri Noran, when contacted by Berita Harian, said the doctor did not discount the possibility that Din Beramboi, or Mior Ahmad Fuad Mior Badri, was infected by rat urine.

"I was told he starting having a fever last Wednesday while on air (at ERA FM) in the morning. When his shift ended, he looked very bad. I advised him to take a few days leave. His condition worsened to the point that he could not get up," he added.

From Bernama:

KUALA LUMPUR, March 30 (Bernama) -- Popular radio DJ and television personality Mior Ahmad Fuad, better known as Din Beramboi, is in critical condition at Selayang Hospital, suffering from what is believed to be an infection caused by rat urine, a hospital spokesman said today.

Din Beramboi, 43, was admitted to the hospital at 3.25pm yesterday.

"Doctors confirmed that he is now in critical condition and in intensive care," the spokesman said.

He said the cause of the infection was being investigated. A disease transmitted by the urine of an infected animal is Leptospirosis.

Din Beramboi is also popular as a cartoonist and actor. He was on the jury of a recently concluded reality show "Raja Lawak" aired on Astro Ria.

BERNAMA

For more on Leptospirosis, go HERE.

Din Beramboi

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