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‘Internet Idol’ Ne stable after shooting himself

‘Internet Idol’ Ne stable after shooting himself

SATURDAY, April 16, 2016
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Thai gangster-turn-‘Internet Idol’ Makharin “Ne Wat Dao” Phumsaart was in a stable condition yesterday after shooting himself just above the right eyebrow and falling down. The action was broadcast live via Facebook to his 1.2 million followers.

The post – in which he also complained about problems in life prior to shooting – was later removed. Thai social media was abuzz about this |yesterday after it was confirmed that he really had shot himself. 
Bangkok Noi Police Station officer Pol Lt-Colonel Adirek Atisajja confirmed that Ne had sustained some injury to the face and was recovering at a hospital.
A Facebook user, Wannapa Pongson, who claimed to be Ne’s boss, posted a clip from in front of a hospital emergency room to confirm the drama. Wannapa said Ne was in stable condition and urged Thai society to be sympathetic to Ne’s situation that led him to such an impulsive act. 
One friend commented that Ne had indicated to people around him about his depression, while another Facebook user – Chanikan Kaewsing – who claimed to be Ne’s wife said he had a tendency to hurt himself and over-react when stressed out. She said she was worried he might do something suicidal again.