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Barely a week after his return to Nigeria, Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie has spoken on his kidney failure amongst other issues.

After his return from London to treat his kidney ailment, the Invasion 1897 actor has said his wife was the main pillar of hope.

Speaking to an array of newsmen in Lagos, Mezie said when he lost hope to live, his wife was the only one that took the fight to live again upon herself.

"I won't lie to you because in all honesty, I lost hope thinking, how do I raise money, get donor and all that," he began.

Justin Akpovi Esade, Leo Mezie and a friend play

(L-R)Justin Akpovi Esade, Leo Mezie and a friend

(Gbenga Bada/pulse)

 

Continuing, he said: "At some point, I resigned to returning to my village to live whatever is remaining of my wife but my wife stood by me like a rock of gilbratar.

"My wife begged me to allow her seek the face of God and do all she can before I can resign to fate and after much pressure and support from several individuals, I was given another chance.

"Then the response I got from Nigerians was massive and I had Ibinabo Fiberesima insisting I can't fight the battle alone and she wasn't willing to mourn over another actor. I had immense support from Tom Ateke who made huge financial input as well as Apostle Sulaiman Johnson, who insisted we stop the fund soliciting," he said.

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In conclusion, Mezie said: "I want to thank the Nigerian media and Nigerians in diaspora who went all out to donate funds through the help of Harifa Daly, Cynthia Uwak, Omoluka Abuede and Veronique Adaa in Dublin with a gofundme account. I have been given another chance and the words of Patience Jonathan, there is God keeps resonating in my head because truly there is God."

During his treatment in UK, which he terms miraculous healing, Mezie had shown gratitude to Nigerians and his fans appreciating their contributions and prayers.

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