Popular Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme, has opened up on why he took a break from the movie industry.
It’s been a while since the legendary actor was in the movie industry and in the spotlight.
During an interview with Channels Television, Chidi Mokeme revealed that he was battling Bell’s palsy.
Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes sudden weakness in the muscles on one side of the face. In most cases, the weakness is temporary and significantly improves over a few weeks.
The weakness makes half of the face appear to droop. Smiles are one-sided, and the eye on the affected side resists closing.
Likening the infection to a stroke, Chidi revealed that it affected one side of his face, and as an actor, he couldn’t make public appearances.
To worsen things, doctors said the infection was something that was incurable and didn’t have treatment.
In his statement:
“I have been off the scene for a while after we did the promotional tour for 76.” Before that, we were preparing to go to the UK on a trip for the 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 or how to treat it.
“As an actor, you can imagine what I was going through.”
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