Comedian Akbar Abdi hospitalized for diabetes

TEHRAN, Sept. 14 (MNA) -- Veteran Iranian comedian Akbar Abdi was admitted to the Sa’adatabad Hospital in Tehran for diabetes on Monday.

His right leg is swollen and his treatment is expected to continue for an extended period of time, the Persian media reported on Tuesday.

He was previously admitted to a Tehran hospital for the disease last May.

The 52-years-old actor began his career with the children’s TV series “The Traffic Neighborhood”, directed by Dariush Moadebian in 1981.

He was dubbed “the man with a thousand faces of Iranian cinema” for the broad array of comedy roles he played during the 1980’s.

His main credits include “The Actor”, “Delshodegan” and “The Snowman”.

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