Injuries force Toon to rest, run to resume on Nov 25

Rocker Artiwara Toon Kongmalai, or Toon Bodyslam, has been forced to rest because of injuries and his charity run will resume on Nov 25, his support team announced on Wednesday (Nov 22).

The announcement was made by the rocker's public relations team after Toon arrived at Ban Bang Waen in Chumphon's Pathiu district while the amount of donations reached 313 million baht.

The team said Toon needs a rest after the doctors found he was suffering from injuries in the right leg and his feet.

He is tentatively set to resume his run on Nov 25, but this is subject to change depending on his health condition.

Dr Cherdchai Chayawattho, director of Bang Saphan Hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan, said he has been informed by Toon's team of the sudden halt.

He said an event prepared for Toon, originally set for Nov 25, is still on and will be held when Toon and his team arrive in Prachuap Khiri Khan.

Toon is vying to complete a 2,191-kilometre run from Yala to Chiang Rai to raise 700 million baht for 11 public hospitals.

Meanwhile, Itthipol Pok Samutthong, a support runner for Toon, posted on his Facebook page today (Nov 22) that he suffered diarrhea and had injuries in his left leg.

Itthipol, who ran along side with Toon from the first day on Nov 1, admitted that he might not be able to continue his role as the support runner for Toon due to the health problem and injuries.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)