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

Popular Nollywood thespian, Chidi Mokeme has disclosed why he had been absent from the movie industry.

Chidi Mokeme disclosed that he was dealing with Bell’s palsy in an interview with Channels Television.

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

Chidi compared the infection to a stroke and disclosed that it impacted one side of his face, preventing him from performing in public as an actor.

Doctors’ claims that the virus was incurable and untreatable made matters worse.

He said: “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”.

Watch the video below:



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