BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanese pop singer Elissa stunned fanatics this week through revealing in a brand new song video that she had triumph over breast most cancers, elevating consciousness of a illness campaigners say generally is a taboo matter of dialogue in Lebanon.
Lebanese pop singer Elissa gestures as she plays at Beirut waterfront, Lebanon August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
“Early detection of breast most cancers can save your lifestyles. Don’t forget about it, face it,” 46-year-old Elissa wrote on the finish of her video ‘To all who love me’, launched on Tuesday.
Elissar Khoury, who plays below the identify Elissa, is among the best possible recognized and highest-selling feminine artists within the Arabic-speaking global, with 13.three million fans on Twitter.
Elissa published in her video that she used to be recognized with early level breast most cancers in December. Interspersed with glittering dance scenes, the video presentations her going below a scientific scanner and mendacity in health facility beds.
It additionally contains photos of her collapsing on level in February whilst appearing in Dubai.
“I feel there isn’t sufficient consciousness in our Arab area about this. Elissa came upon as a result of she used to be trained sufficient … and he or she does her once a year test ups,” mentioned video director Angy Jammal.
Lebanese gynecologist and member of the Nationwide Breast Most cancers Marketing campaign, Faysal el-Kak, welcomed Elissa striking breast most cancers within the highlight.
“This can be a very daring and revolutionary transfer,” he mentioned, hoping larger consciousness will lend a hand extra other folks locate the early indicators of most cancers and hunt down remedy.
“Ladies affiliate breasts with their id as feminine and so they suppose that breast most cancers prognosis would have an effect on that. (We must) damage this taboo and alter this belief: early detection saves lives and saves their femininity,” el-Kak mentioned.
An afternoon after Elissa’s video hit the web, in neighboring Syria, first woman Asma al-Assad, 42, additionally mentioned she had began remedy for early level breast most cancers.
A photograph printed through Syrian state media confirmed her hooked as much as a drip smiling and sitting subsequent to her husband President Bashar al-Assad.
Reporting through Reuters TV; Writing through Lisa Barrington; Modifying through Susan Fenton