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Veteran Nollywood actor Bruno Iwuoha goes blind

Another Nollywood actor needs help urgently to restore his sight. On Tuesday 14th of July, veteran actor Bruno Iwuoha was a guest on the Brekete Family Program on 104.5FM in Abuja. And while on air, he opened up about his current battle with diabetes/glaucoma.

According to the talented actor, he never knew he had diabetes until a violent armed robbery attack that landed him in hospital. A series of test carried out on him revealed that he has diabetes and since then he has been managing it until the condition affected his sight. His words:

“I’ve gone to so many places; within the country, outside the country for treatment, until finally…finally, the thing [diabetes] claimed one of my sight. As I look at you now, I’m using only one sight. They call that glaucoma. And gradually, it’s affecting the other one [eye]. So the people call me at times, both the little cash they can give me…drugs and all that…but I discovered that this thing [the illness] is a lifetime something.

And it has robbed me of the job [acting]. And now, if I get a script, it will be hard for me to read it very well. And if I read it, if I strain my eyes for so long, it would look as if someone would lead me around the house or anywhere I want to go because it will affect the only one [eye]. So that’s my problem.”

The actor said he needs the help of kind-hearted Nigerians because he has been referred to a US-based hospital where he is required to have $18,000. So far he has about$1,000.He said he got to know that former Nigerian president Jonathan gave the Actors Guild over $20,000,000 but the president of the guild Ibinabo Fiberesima never assisted him with any money when he reached out to her.




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