According to Al-Arabic Ahram website, renowned Egyptian actor Ahmed Helmy has undergone surgery in the United States.
The medical procedure was aimed at removing a tumour from his back.
According to reports, the operation was successful and Helmy was transfered to an intensive care unit as standard post-operational procedure.
Al-Ahram Arabic website added that Helmy is expected to return to Egypt when his medical condition allows.
Helmy is one of Egypt's foremost actors with a career spanning over 15 years. He rose to stardom in 1999 in his role in Sherif Arafa's comedy Aboud Ala El-Hedoud (Aboud on the Borders) starring Karim Abdel Aziz.
Helmy then moved to leading roles in films such as (2003Zaky Chan (2005), Alf Mabrouk (2009), Bolbol Hairan (2009). He is also voice of a storyteller in the 2014 film by Amr Salama, La Moakhza (Excuse my French).
His most recent role was in Salama’s Made in Egypt, released during Eid Al-Fitr in July 2014.