TV actor and comedian Mirza Shahi is reportedly in critical condition and has been moved onto a ventilator.
Mirza Shahi is in critical condition due to Coronavirus complications.
Confirming the news, the actor’s nephew Muhammad Hassan Shahi said that the actor has been hospitalized for the past two days.
“He was shifted onto a ventilator early Wednesday after he developed complications related to the Coronavirus,”said Hassan. “His oxygen levels were dropping.”
He said the actor’s wife and daughter have also tested positive for COVID-19 and they are currently in quarantine.
According to Shahi’s nephew, the actor and his wife have been bedridden the past year. He is also diabetic.
Earlier, showbiz starlet Yasir Nawaz circulated Mirza Shahi’s health news via Instagram.
“Please pray for Mirza Shai sahab,” wrote Nawaz. ‘He is in critical condition and needs all your prayers.”
Yasir Nawaz had worked with him in a popular comedy-drama serial Nadaniyan.
Earlier in 2018, the ailing actor denied rumors of his death in an emotional video message.
“I am still here…in bed,” the senior actor said, joking about his fans “sending him to heaven” in a rush.