Ace Nollywood actor, and television personality, Chidi Mokeme has come out publicly to discuss his battle with Facial Paralysis.
In a recent interview, the film star revealed that he took a break from acting to undergo treatment.
Bell’s palsy is a medical condition that causes sudden muscle weakness on one side of the face.
In most cases, the weakness, the cause of which is unclear, is temporary and significantly improves over weeks.
The weakness makes half of the face droop. Smiles are one-sided, and the eye on the affected side resists closing.
Mokeme has been somewhat off the grid but acted in ‘Shanty Town‘, a title released via Netflix on January 20.
Speaking on his hiatus, he recounted how dealing with Bell’s Palsy put him out of the acting profession for a while.
“After we did the promotional tour for ’76’ and we were preparing to go for the Toronto International Film Festival in the UK, I came down with something called Bell’s Palsy. That was the first time I was hearing it,” he said.
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