Chidi Mokeme, a Nollywood actor, has revealed why he took a break from the industry.
According to Creebhills, the legendary actor has been absent from the movie industry and the spotlight for some time.
Chidi Mokeme revealed that he suffers from Bell’s Palsy in an interview with Channels Television.
Bell’s palsy could be caused by a viral infection. It almost never happens more than once. It is characterized by a sudden weakness in the muscles on one side of the face.
Chidi compared the infection to a stroke and revealed that it affected one side of his face, preventing him from making public appearances as an actor.
To make matters worse, doctors said the infection was incurable and had no 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”.