A once famous actor was found living on the streets and fainted while selling second-hand for a living at the market.
Taongsawatrat – a famous Thai actor in the 1990s – fainted while selling goods at the Ladprao 71 regional market (Bangkok). Ryu Arthit was immediately helped by the rescue force and taken to the hospital.
According to Thai media, the health check results showed that the former actor did not have a blood alcohol concentration. Urine tests also showed no irritants. However, the doctor said that Ryu Arthit Taongsawatrat’s health was still weak, so he could not walk yet. Currently, he needs to continue to stay in the hospital for further monitoring.
Previously, Thairath page had posted photos of Ryu Arthit Taongsawatrat sitting by a stall at a second-hand market, attracting a lot of attention on social networks. Most of the online community wondered why he decided to leave the entertainment industry to live the adventurous life as he is now.
Meanwhile, Sanook newspaper reported that Arthit Taongsawatrat is currently living homeless, sleeping on the roadside, taking water in public places to bathe. The former actor has no savings, so he can earn a meal or that meal. Over the years, the actor has faced both economic pressure and bipolar disorder.
The life of Arthit Taongsawatrat is often likened to a movie. He was born in 1978 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, a city in the south of Thailand and entered the entertainment industry at the age of 14. He was a fan from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, starring in films like 303 Fear Faith Revenge and Ruk Talen. In addition to acting, Arthit Taongsawatrat is also a singer and model.
In 2002, Arthit Taongsawatrat got married but kept his private life private to avoid affecting his career. The couple had two children, but the marriage quickly fell apart. After divorcing his first wife, Arthit Taongsawatrat met and moved in with his second wife. They had a child together, but their marriage ended.
In 2009, Arthit Taongsawatrat’s mother-in-law accused the actor of neglecting his family. He only visits his children once a month and does not provide enough living expenses and school fees for them. Arthit Taongsawatrat admitted his irresponsibility and apologized to his mother-in-law.
In 2011, he crashed his car into a tree at 1am and lost consciousness. Luckily he was taken to the hospital by passersby. In 2013, his family believed that he had a mental illness, so they forced him to go to the hospital for treatment.
Before this incident, netizens and fans of Arthit Taongsawatrat expressed sympathy and concern for his health, and some even offered to support him financially. The Thai government has also announced plans to provide social welfare services to him.