The 43-year-old actress made this known during a recent interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, where she also disclosed that she had been diagnosed with lupus and has already spent one year out of the five years she was given.
Lupus is a disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your tissues and organs (autoimmune disease). Lupus (SLE) can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs.
The actress said, “I have lupus. It’s not curable. You just have to take medications for the rest of your life. I’ve spent over N1 million on treatment yet I did not get the desired result.”
Quoting her doctor, she said, “Make sure you are with your loved ones. At least, you still have up to five years.”
Recall that a few months ago, Kemi Afolabi took to her Instagram page and announced that she has been diagnosed with an incurable disease which has forced her to write her will.
“I wrote my will and booked a space with ebony vault this year 2021 but God showed me how faithful he is despite my unfaithfulness. Who am I that God is so mindful of my existence? Me, ordinary sand? That was a toss around from a private hospital to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, to Army barracks hospital WAEC and finally, LUTH where I spent over three months!
Finally, I was diagnosed with a condition that has no cure but can be managed by medications and takes me in and out of the hospital at will (SLE). Fluid blocked my lungs, affected my heart from functioning well which was the reason for my breathlessness and that is caused by the condition diagnosed! Surgery was the only option to drain out the fluid fast,” she wrote.