Dee Dok Madan in coma after asthma attack
Famous comedian Supakorn "Dee Dok Madan" Srisawat went into a coma on Thursday following an asthma attack that caused him to stop breathing and his heart to stop for 15 minutes.
His close aide, Thongkham Intarasongkroah, said 57-year-old Supakorn had complained of breathing difficulty at 5am. His condition did not improve after using an inhaler and they then headed to the Rama 9 Hospital, he said.
"On the way his condition became worse. His face went pale and his body was shaking. He said 'help me, I can't take it any more', then he gave a wai to his Buddha amulet and passed out for 20 minutes," said Thongkham.
They reached the hospital at 8.45am and Supakorn was rushed to an emergency heart unit for resuscitation.
Doctor Anupong Parinayok said Supakorn's heart had stopped for 15 minutes before it was revived at the hospital.
He said there was a chance for Supakorn to improve if he came out of the coma within three days, but his brain might have been affected by lack of oxygen because his heart had stopped for longer than four minutes.
Supakorn's wife Lak Srisawat and daughters Panwarin and Monchaya later visited him at the hospital.