Video: Hoy / Las Estrellas.
Mexican actor and singer Antonio Mauri Villariño was discharged on February 12 after spending seven months hospitalized at the University of Florida Health Shands, due to complications derived from COVID-19.
Toño Mauri, as the actor is also known, was infected with coronavirus in June and due to complications from said disease he received a double lung transplant.
Upon seeing the first images of the actor leaving the hospital, the hosts of the Hoy program, Andrea Legarreta and Galilea Montijo were moved and applauded him.
“We talked about so many cases that the battle against this disease has won and, so many who do not succeed, it has been very moving for everyone to see that he has won the battle . He is a very loved and respected man in this environment ”, mentioned Andrea Legarreta.
While Galilea Montijo highlighted the attitude of Toño Mauri. "After seeing these cases, you have to put your heart into life and have a good attitude."
The rest of the hosts of the morning show highlighted the strength of the singer also given the situation he overcame.
In recent days, Mauri Villariño gave an interview for the entertainment program Despierta América and spoke about the situation he faced in the past months.
And he thanked Dr. Juan Rivera, who was the doctor who treated him during the period he was hospitalized. “Doctor Juan, first of all, I thank you because you were, and are, the person who has led me down this path . The one that helped me when we started to get to the hospital, to be treated, to be able to learn more about what was happening to me, ”he mentioned.
Meanwhile, the doctor shared on social networks that Antonio Mauri was close to losing his life on three occasions. "He is the most fighting and positive human being that I have ever met in my life […] Thank you Toño for teaching me so many life lessons. "
He contracted the disease at the end of June, as did his wife, children and son-in-law, and in An interview for the program Venga la Alegría revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He said that he started with mild symptoms and that at first it was difficult for him to assimilate that he was a carrier of the virus.
"The truth is that I thought it was the flu because my family and I have taken great care of ourselves, we have been at home without going out" , indicated Toño Mauri.
Although the actor improved, it was not long before he had to be hospitalized. After three months, Mauri Villariño remained stable, but when evaluated by specialists, the family was informed of the lung damage and that he required a transplant.
Toño Mauri Jr said in an interview with El Universal in December that the operation was the only one way for his father to recover. "The truth is that everything else is fine and they said (that the transplant) was the best option, thanks to the donor that we do not know who his family is, this operation was possible," he said.