Renowned Egyptian actor Ahmed Helmy undergoes surgery in the US

Ahram Online, Saturday 15 Nov 2014

Helmy reportedly underwent surgery to remove a tumour in his back; will return to Egypt when his medical condition allows

Ahmed Helmy
Ahmed Helmy (Photo: Ahram)

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 Sahar El-Layaly (2003), Saye Bahr (2004), Zaky 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.

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