Veteran Nollywood actor, Clem Ohameze was seen in a viral video begging Nigerians to pray for him as he prepare to undergo a procedural surgery to correct his lower limb.
In the video circulating on social media, the 56-year-old actor disclosed that he was involved in an accident some time ago which explains his absence from the movie scene for a long time.
According to him, he noticed some kind of difficulty in walking after he was treated and even got better which prompted going for some more medical consultations and the doctors (neuro and orthopedic surgeons) recommended a surgical procedure.
Clem Ohameze stated that the result of the x-ray showed that his “cervical vertebrae 3 had collapsed on the 4th, thereby causing pressure on my spinal cord and the retardment of the lower limb”.
The actor further called on Nigerians to pray for him as he prepares to undergo surgery which he confessed was scary, but he must however undergo the procedure if he is to regain full movement again.
Clem Ohameze Begs For Prayer Ahead Of Surgery
He said: “My name is Clem Ohaneze, Sometime back, I was involved in a car accident. I was taken to the hospital. While I was being treated, they discovered that my lower limb was kind of affected.
“So I had an x-ray done. And the result of the x-ray showed that my cervical vertebrae 3 had collapsed on cervical vertebrae 4. Thereby, causing some kind of pressure on my spinal cord. And that was what caused the retardment of the lower limb.
“Well, I was treated for a while. I was placed on some kind of traction. Treated for a while, I got better. Then after a while, I noticed I was having some kind of difficulty walking. So, I went back to the hospital.
“And then, the doctor asked that I run a CT scan and MRI which I did. The result came out, they met, the doctors met.
“The orthopedic surgeon and the neuro-surgeon and came to a conclusion that I need to undergo a procedural surgery to decompress, separate the cervical vertebrae 3 from the cervical vertebrae 4. Thereby freeing the cord and it was going to restore back my movement.
“It was difficult, I must be very frank. I was scared because after they told me the procedure, they showed me how it’s being done.
“I was told they need to cut open the neck, physically separate the third cervical vertebrae from the fourth vertebrae. And then use an iron plate to plate it round and some screws so it can remain permanent. It was scary, you know. But I had no choice. I told them well, I need to think about it. And then much later, I found out that I seriously need people’s thoughts and prayers as I go in for this procedural surgery.”
Watch the video below:
KanyiDaily had also reported how Fast-rising Nigerian rapper, Anthony Victor, also known as Victony, underwent a major surgery after he was involved in a fatal car accident.