New reports indicate that popular Nollywood actor, Bruno Iwuoha, is partially blind as a result of diabetes. He was a guest at the radio station, 104.5FM on the Brekete Family Program in Abuja recently where he talked about his battle with diabetes and how he has been fighting glaucoma for years without money for corrective surgery.
He said he didn't know he had diabetes until he was involved in an armed robbery attack that left him in the hospital. Tests were carried out on him, which led to them discovering he had diabetes. In his words,
“I’ve gone to so many places; within the country, outside the country for treatment, until finally…finally, the thing [diabetes] claimed one of my sight. As I look at you now, I’m using only one sight. They call that glaucoma. And gradually, it’s affecting the other one [eye]. So, naim make, apart from places…the people who call me atimes, both the little cash they can give me…drugs and all that…but I discovered that this thing [the illness] is a lifetime something.
And it has robbed me of the job [acting]. And now, if I get a script, it will be hard for me to read it very well. And if I read it, if I strain my eyes for so long, it would look as if someone would lead me around the house or anywhere I want to go because it will affect the only one [eye]. So that’s my problem.”
The actor said he has been referred to a US-based hospital and he is required to have N3.5million.
So far he has about N200,000.
He said he got to know that Jonathan gave AGN money but Ibinabo Fiberesima never assisted him with any money when he reached out to her.
To help this great actor, please contact the Brekete Family at Suite F9, Sheriff Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja or Call +234-80-33-22 11-49, BBM PIN: 2BD26968
One question: Don't our actors make money from the movie they act in? Why do we always have this problem of them not having money? Is the AGN that ineffective? How does Hollywood do it????