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Toon to rest 3 days after injuries

Rocker Artiwara Kongmalai, alias Toon Bodyslam, has to take a rest for three days after suffering injuries. He will resume his charity run after the rest, Toon's team announced on Wednesday (Nov 29).

The announcement was made after Toon dropped to the ground while running past Wat Khao Din in Prachuap Khiri Khan province near Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin, Klai Kangwon campus.

He was rushed in a vehicle to True Arena Hua Hin where he received a physical therapy from a team of doctors.

At the time, well-known boxer Buakaw Banchamek, who was running along with Toon, took over Toon's duty to take donations from a large number of people waiting for him at an army training school.

The runner's team announced that Toon will have to rest for three days for rehabilitation. After the rest, he would resume his run from the army training school.

The team said Toon developed pains in the neck, shoulders, back and left foot while running past Pran Buri district.

On the team's Facebook page, many people posted their comments expressing sympathy for Toon. They said they would not mind if Toon arrives late at his destination in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district and urged him to rest and resume the run when he feels well.

Toon has run 1,063 kilometres from Yala's Betong district. He aims to complete a 2,191-kilometre-run to raises funds for 11 state-run hospitals.

According to the team's website, donations have passed 355 million baht.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)