Actor Chidi Mokeme Reveals Battle With Bell’s Palsy
Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme recently revealed in an interview with Channels Television that he had taken a break from the movie industry due to his battle with Bell’s Palsy.
The actor explained that the condition, which is a sudden weakness in the muscles on one half of the face, may have been a reaction to a viral infection. He also mentioned that it is rare for the condition to occur more than once.
Comparing the infection to a stroke, Chidi shared that it affected one side of his face and made it difficult for him to make public appearances. To make matters worse, doctors informed him that the condition was incurable and had no treatment.
He added that it was a difficult time for him as an actor, but he is now in the process of recovering and that he focuses on his other business.
In his words, 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 to 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………. Listen to him below: