Umer Sharif, a Pakistani comedian, has been hospitalised to a Nuremberg hospital with mild pneumonia, and his departure to the United States has been postponed as his condition deteriorated on Wednesday.
According to local media reports citing sources, Reema’s husband, Dr. Tariq Shahab, who has been handling Sharif’s medical arrangements, the actor has been diagnosed with a small lungs infection and has been told to rest for at least two days before returning to Washington.
He had a temperature in the air ambulance earlier. Meanwhile, Mr. Charlie is doing considerably better, according to Dr. Shahab. While he is being treated with antibiotics, his blood tests and head CT scans are normal.
Sharif, who is accompanied by his wife Zareen Ghazal, could take anywhere between 12 and 24 hours to resume his journey.
Meanwhile, this was Sharif’s second flight delay; his blood pressure had plummeted previously, and experts had waited for it to return to normal before embarking on a long voyage.
Umer, who is suffering from congestive heart failure, will be operated on in Washington by a team of doctors that includes two cardiologists, a cardiac surgeon, and an echocardiographer. He was also diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation, which is a disorder in which blood flows backwards instead of forth.