PORTUGAL – Salvador and Luísa Sobral won the prize “Personality of the Year 2017”, an award given by the foreign press association in Portugal (AIEP), honouring them for promoting the country abroad.
Nominated for this award were: Mário Soares, António Guterres and Durão Barroso, Francisco Pinto Balsemão, as media entrepreneur, António Mega Ferreira, as responsible for Expo98, and sportsmen Figo, Fernanda Ribeiro and Vanessa Fernandes.
Salvador Sobral, the current Eurovision winner has suffered a recent setback in his recovery from a heart transplant as he suffered kidney failure while in hospital.
The alarm was sounded as he was rushed to intensive care due to urinary complications. This is not something unexpected, as his own doctors said it was likely that he would suffer some setbacks after his heart transplant but there is still some concern as to whether he’ll be able to spend Christmas at home and not in hospital.
The case of Salvador is being closely followed by the Portuguese people as the recent release of his new album, which includes recordings from before his stay in hospital, proves. The situation continues to be monitored and at present the singer is currently stable in hospital.