- Yoruba actor Ogogo recently opened up about the health condition that almost ruined his acting career
- The movie star during a recent interview said he battled with ulcer, and it only took the grace of God to keep him alive
- Ogogo narrated how a lot of colleagues abandoned him during the difficult period
Popular Nigerian actor Taiwo Hassan aka Ogogo has opened up about a trying period in his life that almost brought his acting career to an end.
The Yoruba movie star who recently turned 60, had a chat with City People, and he narrated the harrowing experiences he had to go through while he was battling for his life.
Ogogo disclosed that what eventually led to almost eight years of sickness, started on a day while he was at the location for a movie production. The actor said he started noticing sharp pains in his stomach, and a colleague, Remi Surutu, who was also present, brought his attention to the fact that he may be battling ulcer.
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“Remi Surutu was on that location. After a while, she noticed the way I was behaving, and she asked, ‘Egbon mi e duro, se kii se Ulcer ni nkan to n seyin yi’ literally meaning: I hope this is not an ulcer. I said it’s not possible. She called Shina and asked him to get me milk and cold water.
"At first, I was scared when it dawn and on that, I was going to break my fast, but immediately they mixed the milk with the water and I drank it. I asked her what next, she said I would need to see the doctor because she’s very sure it’s ulcer.
"I just managed myself on that location that day. Out of 11 scenes that I was supposed to do, I did 7. The producer of the job, Arakangudu wasn’t around that day. He didn’t know what was happening. To cut the story short, I couldn’t go back to complete the job.
"I met with a doctor the following day, he did a scan and he explained the result to me. He showed me many affected parts in my stomach," the movie star explained.
Ogogo disclosed that it was indeed a challenging period in his life. He said both medical and spiritual help were sought to help him get back on his feet again. The movie star also noted that he had to change his mobile number, because of all the negative things people had been peddling about the nature of his illness.
Narrating further, he disclosed how colleagues in the industry also started running away from him, with many avoiding bodily contact with him.
Ogogo said: "It got to a stage; many of my colleagues couldn’t even shake me again, some could not embrace me again. God bears me witness, they all abandoned me. The woman I married later was a friend who we’ve for the past 2 years we’ve known ourselves. I was just passing-by one day and I saw her. I greeted her, she didn’t even know I was the one because I’ve really emaciated.
"It was my voice she was able to recognise when I told her I was the one. She said Sir T, what happened to you? Right there where she was standing, she was still there until I drove into another street.
"I saw her by my side during that period. By the Grace of God, she gave me 2 beautiful children. My first wife said she knew it had been destined to be so because she trusted me, and she knew I was faithful to her. I’m not saying I’m a saint but I thank God for my life. We all have to be very careful in this life; the heart of a man is desperately wicked."
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Some months ago, Legit.ng reported that the actor who is known for playing socially conscious roles, disclosed that he is always deliberate with the type of movies he decides to act in. Ogogo said he is particular about choosing movie roles that will teach his fans a vital lesson.
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