LAGOS — Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs has been off the movie screens for a long while due to the condition of his ill-health. Fans had been left in the dark concerning the nature of his Illness with rumours spreading sometime ago about his demise which his wife, Joke Silva, debunked immediately.
However, in a popular interview show with Chude Jideonwo, Veteran actress, Joke Silva revealed for the first time publicly, the nature of his Illness to be Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
“What he is dealing with has been going on for a couple of years. It’s known as dementia with Lewy body and it’s a degenerative disease that affects the brain,” Joke Silver said.
She also revealed how hard it has been for the actor and the family and how she misses the times of working together with him.
“It’s been hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and equally hard on family members as well. We have gone through it over the past couple of years and we thank God.
“We have gone through some times and there has been situations recently where I’m just like ‘oh, I just wish I had the old you here because I knew that I wouldn’t have to battle these on my own’ but… we are grateful for the moments of clarity.”
The veteran actor, Olu Jacobs, is a multiple awards winner, including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Africa International Film Festival Awards held recently in Lagos.
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