South African actor Andile Gumbi is in critical condition after suffering from a heart attack last week. The 36 year old is currently at the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Israel, Jerusalem.
The former Isibaya and The Lion King star was in Israel for the musical production Daniel The Musical where he plays the lead role of King Nebu.
A statement released by the production on Facebook this past Friday confirmed the news. It read:
In the early morning he deteriorated and suffered a cardiac arrest, but the medical personnel at Shaare Zedek Medical Centre managed to successfully resuscitate him. His present condition is critical.
It is comforting to know that Andile is receiving the best medical care in the world as he is fighting for his life and the medical professionals are trying to determine the cause of his condition. We further ask that people pray for his speedy and full recovery.
Andile’s wife Hlengiwe is said to have arrived in Israel to be with her husband during this time.