21 September 2010 - 19:39
Akbar Abdi released from hospital

TEHRAN, Sept. 21 (MNA) -- Comedian Akbar Abdi returned home on Monday after spending a week at Tehran’s Aatieh Hospital for his diabetes.

The blood clot caused in his right leg by the diabetes was removed and his blood pressure and glucose levels have been controlled, Abdi’s close friend, Hossein Mardi, told the Persian service of the Mehr News Agency on Tuesday.

Abdi was admitted to the Sa’adatabad Clinic in Tehran on September 13. A day later, he was transferred to the Aatieh Hospital to receive care that is more specialized.

The cost for all his medical treatment was about 50 million rials (about $5,000), which has been covered by Sa’adatabad Clinic manager Zabihollah Panahi.

Abdi has expressed his appreciation to Panahi and all of his colleagues who visited and called on him over the past week.

He has also criticized Iranian producers for the delay in pay. He said that he has received only 30 percent of his salary for “The Radicals”, a comedy that generated good box office revenue from its premiere in summer.

He also said that he has not yet received a part of his remuneration for “The Years of the Constitution”, TV series that was broadcast on an IRIB channel last February.

Abdi plans to sue the producers of the TV series and film to recover his earnings.


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