Zack Orji, a veteran Nollywood actor, underwent brain surgery after collapsing at his home on New Year’s Eve.
Zack Orji is currently fighting for his life at the intensive care unit of the National Hospital in Abuja.
According to friends of the ill actor who spoke to Linda Ikeji’s blog, Orji is unable to walk or speak. They claim that all testing have been performed to determine what is wrong.
According to the source, he was transported to the hospital two days ago after collapsing in the toilet. According to the source, this occurrence occurred weeks after he had complained of weakness.
Following the news, Barrister Hannatu Musawa, Minister of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, paid him a visit. Even Nigeria’s First Lady, Remi Tinubu, paid the renowned actor a visit at the hospital.
Musawa provided an update on the actor’s health, revealing that he had undergone brain surgery after being moved to a private hospital in Abuja on Tuesday. She urged Nigerians to support the veteran, whom she characterized as a national asset.
“God will heal him and he will be well. We will do all we can to support him. We solicit the collective prayers of Nigerians because he is like a part of our families. We have watched him entertain us and we see him as a national treasure. So the best we can do is to ensure that we support him to have the best treatment.
We will reach out to other well-meaning Nigerians to support Zack Orji through prayers and other means available to ensure that he survives this ailment.
“This is not only about the ministry which I am representing. You know that Zack Orji has been in the industry for decades. This is a man who has given his time and effort to entertain Nigerians.
He is one of the individuals who laid the foundation for Nollywood and the film industry in Nigeria but now he is sick and the least we can do as an administration is to give him all the necessary support through prayers and otherwise to ensure that we save his life.
“This will also propel the administration to look at the welfare of artists and others in the industry who have not only given their time and energy but people like Zack Orji who have become national treasures”.