Egyptian TV host, Sherif Madkour revealed on Facebook the reason behind his mysterious absence in the past period.
“I was infected with a virus in the blood that caused my temperature to reach 39 and a half, due to my weakened immunity as a result of intensive chemotherapy,” Madkour announced in a live-stream.
Madkour continued: “I went to Dar Al-Shifa Hospital, and had two blood bag transfusions due to my weakened immunity to boost and eliminate the virus,”
He reassured cancer patients, saying: “I don’t want you to worry about the virus. It has nothing to do with cancer. It happened because of my negligence.”
Madkour advised cancer patients not to greet anyone or go out without a mask on their nose and mouth due to the weak immune system of those receiving chemotherapy therapy have.
“I am very well and have decided that I will not greet anyone and to wear a mask on my nose.”
Madkour announced earlier this year being diagnosed with bowel cancer, later on, he underwent surgery to remove the tumor and part of the colon and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
A state of anxiety and grief hit by the TV host’s colleagues, celebrities and fans after his cancer announcement.
Twitter users flooded the social network with messages about Madkour after he made the announcement.
Madkour, born on September 17, 1972, is a broadcaster and TV presenter on Egyptian television.
He is one of the most prominent media personnel in Egypt and Arab countries. He graduated from the Faculty of Commerce at Ain Shams University.
For 11 years, Madkour worked in the Egyptian Television, and after that, he worked in more than one channel until he settled in one of the most important satellite channels in Egypt, and stayed there for 6 years.
Madkour worked in a number of prominent channels including, “Mehwar”, “CBC Sofra”, and “Al-Nahar TV”.
He also acted in a number of plays, including play “Zay El Fol”.
In 2015, he broadcast his first a radio show “kalam kaffaf” (Light Talk) on Egyptian radio station nogoum FM.