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Nigerian Actor Chidi Mokeme Diagnosed With Face Muscle Paralysis

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Nollywood Actor Chidi Mokeme Diagnosed With Face Muscle Paralysis

Top Nollywood Chidi Mokeme has revealed his reason for staying away from the movie industry for sometime.

The ace actor is gradually returning back to the big screen.

In a recent chat with Channels, the actor said Bell’s Palsy diagnosis was the reason for his long break from the acting world.

Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes sudden weakness in the muscle on one part of the face. The weakness makes half of the face droop.

Likening the infection to stroke, Mokeme revealed that it affected one side of his face, and as an actor, he couldn’t make public appearances.

To worsen things, doctors said the infection was something that is incurable and didn’t have treatment.

In his word:

“I have been off the scene for a while after we did the promotional tour for 76. When we were preparing to go to the UK on a trip for the 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”.

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