“I took a break from the industry because I had Bell’s palsy” Actor Chidi Mokeme opens up (Video)

Chidi Mokeme

Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme has opened up on why he took a break from the movie industry.

Kemi Filani reports that from some while, the legendary actor was absent from the movie industry and spotlight.

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In an interview with Channels Television, Chidi Mokeme revealed that he was battling Bell’s Palsy.

Bell’s palsy may be a reaction to a viral infection. It rarely occurs more than once. It is a sudden weakness in the muscles on one half of the face.

Likening the infection to stroke, Chidi revealed that it affected one side of his face, and as an actor, he couldn’t make public appearance.

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To worsen things, doctors said the infection was something that is incurable and didn’t have treatment.

“I have been off the scene for a while after we did the promotional tour for 76. Before that when we were preparing to go to the UK on a trip for British International Film Festival. I came down with something called Bell’s Palsy. It comes like a stroke and affects one side of your face. And this was something the doctor said was incurable. They didn’t know what caused it and how to treat it.

As an actor you can imagine what I was going through”.

Aproko Doctor opens up.on his health battle

Just days back, Kemi Filani reported that popular Twitter doctor, Aproko Doctor had opened up on his health battle with brain tumor.

Aproko Doctor revealed that for the past two to three weeks, he has been fighting for his life.

He disclosed that on the 5th of December, 2022, he was diagnosed with brain tumor, which had left him partially blind. According to him, he went blind in one eye due to the tumor.

Speaking in the video, he said, “One thing to understand is that health issues can happen to you regardless of who you are including me.

“For the past three weeks or two weeks, I have been fighting for my life. Some of you have no idea. It happened that I was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma which is a brain tumour and I had no idea I would be sharing my story”.

“Here I am sitting on this seat sharing my own story about how I had a tumour in my brain. It was so bad that I couldn’t read out of my phone anymore to the point where this eye, I couldn’t read with it and it was also closing. They said it is a Craniopharyngioma and we need to do surgery to remove it.”


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