Veteran Nollywood actor, Chidi Mokeme has revealed that he was battling Bell’s Palsy and this made him stay away from the movie scene.
He said this during an interview on Channels TV’s Rubbin’ Minds. He explained that the illness caused one side of his face to droop. He added that the doctor told him it is incurable.
“It comes like a stroke and sort of affects one side of your face and gives your face a droop.
The doctor said it was incurable. They had no cure because they didn’t know what causes it,” he said.
He revealed that he had to leave the movie scene to focus on his business while he hoped to get better.
Bell’s Palsy (facial paralysis) is a condition that causes sudden weakness in the muscles on one side of the face. In most cases, the weakness is temporary and significantly improves over weeks. Bell’s palsy may be a reaction to a viral infection. It rarely occurs more than once.