POPULAR actor Blessing Chimhowa, who plays Mbudziyadhura in the Gringo series broadcast on ZBCTV – was rushed to a local clinic in Gweru in the early hours of Wednesday after developing abdominal complications and being discharged later in the day.
Mbudziyadhura’s longtime friend and manager Paradzai “Sekuru Para” Makosa confirmed the news on Friday, adding that the family made an appeal for financial support on Wednesday.
“He became ill on Tuesday afternoon and became worse overnight.
He was then rushed to a nearby clinic in the early hours of Wednesday.
“His health stabilised and he was later discharged without further referrals,” Makosa said.
“Upon receiving the message we panicked seeing that we are in the middle of this Covid-19 pandemic.
“Mbudziyadhura has long-term complications with abdominal injuries sustained from a car accident that nearly claimed his life in 2007.”
Makosa said the family was still looking for funds to cover Mbudziyadhura’s medical expenses.