Head of the Egyptian Actors Syndicate, Ashraf Zaki, addressed the circulating rumors claiming that actor Ramez Galal retired from acting after becoming blinded while filming an episode of his new prank show.
Zaki affirmed that it was a "silly rumor" and that Galal was in good health.
He expressed his strong dissatisfaction with the spread of this type of rumor about actors and called on everyone to be careful and not to get carried away by rumors without verifying their source, especially as they raise fears and anxiety for the artist's families.
Galal hosts a prank show every Ramadan over the past seven years, which is popular between youngsters, pre-teens, and half the population of the Arab world.
The shows are held under a different theme and name every year, which always scared the jeepers out of his celebrity guests’, letting them believe that they have been kidnapped by extremists, or trapped inside the elevator with a lion in front of them.
Galal’s prank shows always annually ranked number one in viewership ratings in the month of Ramadan.
Every year, the show is always leaving the viewers’ contemplating whether Galal has gone too far, as he adds the level a notch as if to tell his critics that he would not stop, as he cannot let his loyal viewers down.