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I have an incurable disease, lupus – Actress Kemi Afolabi


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Nollywood actress, Kemi Afolabi, has opened up about her terminal disease, months after revealing an undisclosed illness.

The actress, in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, said she was told by her doctors to enjoy life for at least five more years.

According to her, the doctor said, “Make sure you are with your loved ones, at least you still have up to five years.”

Afolabi said she had lived a year out of the five given to her by the doctor, adding that she had spent a lot of money on the illness, trying to maintain it but she ended up in severe pain.

When disclosing the illness months ago, the actress said she had registered herself in a funeral home waiting for death.

In the news interview, she revealed she is suffering from Lupus, a terminal disease, an illness that requires upto a million naira weekly for treatment.

She stated that a few of her colleagues have rendered help, listing Toyin Abraham, Mercy Aigbe, Funke Akindele, and others.

In an excerpt of her interview, she said, “I have lupus. It’s not curable. You just have to take medications for the rest of your life.

“At a point I was exhausted after spending so much, I said i will stop and just wait for death to come ….but I brazed up for my daughter and have to continue spending the N1.2million on the medication doze weekly to survive….

“I have sold my cars, property, capital for business etc…..and Funke Akindele has been helpful, Toyin Abraham, Mercy Aigbe and others reached out and have been there…but I still need more support to be able to continue with my medication…”

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