“I have been battling Bell’s Palsy” – Actor Chidi Mokeme opens up on why he has been absent from acting

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Chidi Mokeme, a reality show host and actor from Nollywood, has discussed his decision to leave the film business.

The seasoned actor has genuinely been away from the film industry, and in general, his battle with an incurable illness came to light.

Chidi Mokeme disclosed that he was dealing with Bell’s palsy in an interview with Channels Television.

Bell’s palsy is a facial nerve paralysis that results in muscle weakness on one side of the face. It seldom happens more than once and could be a reaction to a viral illness.

Chidi Mokeme compared the infection to a stroke and disclosed that it impacted one side of his face, preventing him from performing in public as an actor.

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

In his words:


“I have been off the scene for a while after we did the promotional tour for 76.

Before that when we were preparing to go to the UK on a trip for 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”.