David Rees fans devastated ‘7de Laan’ actor in ICU

Fans of talented 7de Laan actor are praying for his recovery after his publication manager shared on his Facebook account on Saturday, 23 September that he is back in ICU.

Angela Barraball: “So sorry to Hear that you back in Hospital. I pray for a 100% recovery.”


Margaret En Freddie Jordaan: “We mis you Chris, David Rees.”

Charles Blignau T: “Blessings and prayers.”

Strauss also revealed on the actor’s Instagram account that continued support is urgently needed as the star bravely battles on in ICU.

“Following a quadruple heart surgery and further surgery for a lung infection on the 1st of September, David Rees remains in ICU, persistently battling towards recovery. The road has been arduous, and David is keenly anticipating his return home.”

The family launched a BackaBuddy (crowdfunding page) to raise R500 000 for his medical bills. The public had donated over R88 000 at the time of publishing this article.

7de Laan fans hope the popular actor David Rees, who portrays the role of a multi-millionaire businessman Chris Welman will return to the soapie as he’s back in hospital.

This is also because the long-running Afrikaans soapie will come to an end in December after 23 years on air!

The star joined the show in 2016, took a break in July 2018 and reprised his role in 2020 as Mariaan’s husband and father to Alexa (Carina Nel), Amorey (Kristen Raath) and Rickus (André Lötter).