In an interview on the ‘Talk to B’ show with actress Biola Bayo, Nollywood actor Lekan Olatunji shared that he made the difficult decision to sell his two cars in order to save his late wife from cancer.
Lekan Olatunji‘s wife tragically passed away in 2023, and in a viral clip on social media, he revealed that they were unaware of her cancer until they went for a medical check-up.
It was during this check-up that they discovered the cancer had already spread to her spinal cord, leaving her unable to function normally.
“But instead of the cancer to react in her body, it hit her spinal cord. That was why she couldn’t walk again. It’s cancer of the breast, she just had something little there, but it wasn’t hurting her.
“When I questioned her about it, she said her matron told her that it was due to family planning and it wasn’t hurting her truthfully. It wasn’t reacting in her body at all.
“Even the doctors that examined her said her body ought to have started decaying, at the level that it was. We were told to do two urgent surgeries worth N12.5 million for her to be able to work again.
“I sold my two cars cheaply for N4 million. The dealer cheated me but I just have to save her life. We spent about N7.8 million in Lagos for the first surgery and she was there for like two weeks before she passed away.”