I Went On Break After Suffering A ‘Mini-stroke’ – Chidi Mokeme Reveals

Actor Chidi Mokeme has revealed that he was battling Bell’s Palsy, a condition that leads to paralysis of facial muscles and has been described as a mini-stroke

Mokeme revealed his illness made him take an enforced break from Nollywood.

The veteran actor explained that the illness caused one side of his face to droop.

“It comes like a stroke and sort of affects one side of your face and gives your face a droop,” he explained during an interview on Channels TV’s Rubbin’ Minds.

He added that his doctors told him the disease is incurable.

“The doctor said it was incurable. They had no cure because they didn’t know what causes it,” he continued.

As a result, he had to leave the movie scene to focus on his business while he hoped to get better.

Listen to Chidi Mokeme explain his battle with a mini-stroke below…

Bell’s palsy is an unexplained episode of facial muscle weakness or paralysis that usually resolves on its own and causes no complications. Its effects have been described as a ‘mini-stroke’.

The cause of Bell’s palsy is unknown but is thought to be caused by inflammation affecting the body’s immune system. It is associated with other conditions such as diabetes.

Chidi Mokeme is a Nigerian actor and reality show host. He hails from Oba in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State, South Eastern Nigeria. He was the host of the Gulder Ultimate Search Reality-show.

Born on March 17th, 1972, Mokeme attended Salvation Army Primary School in Surulere, Lagos, for his elementary schooling. He studied at the Federal Government College in Minna, Niger State, and then continued on to the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu, where he received a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science.

Chidi proudly speaks Hausa, Yoruba, and his native dialect, Igbo, as a result.

In 2023, he starred to critical acclaim as Scar in the Netflix original series, Shanty Town alongside Ini Edo, Nancy Isime, Mercy Eke and others.

Source: Nigeriabombshell.com

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