KUALA LUMPUR: Actor and lyricist Bob Lokman has finally left hospital after 17 days of treatment for a kidney ailment.
Bob, 55, who was admitted to Hospital Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM Hospital) in Sungai Buloh on Jan 19, was discharged yesterday.
In a news report yesterday, Bob whose real name is Mohd Hakim Lokman said: “Thank you everyone, for your prayers and kind thoughts. Likewise to those who gave generously to ease my financial burden."
He added: “I'm a lot better now, but the quantity of fluid inside me isn't entirely stable. God willing, I'll be resuming my talks in Terengganu on Feb 13."
When asked if he would be hiring an assistant to help him, Bob said that he would give it a thought.
On Jan 28, it was reported that Bob was in stable condition but needed to lose more bodily fluid. Doctors told him that he had to stay in hospital for two more days before he could return home.
Bob was hospitalised after feeling weak while touring Terengganu on a preaching roadshow.
He was referred to UiTM Hospital, where he had received treatment in 2015 and 2018.
Besides kidney problems, Bob was previously hospitalised due to lung and heart complications.
Bob is married to Relawati Daud, 42, and they have eight children.
His eldest Mohamad Adam died at 25, in October 2018 due to a brain tumour.