Actor Pete Edochie’s Son Down With COVID-19, Says 80% of His Lungs Were Damaged

Actor Pete Edochie’s Son Down With COVID-19, Says 80% of His Lungs Were Damaged

  • One of Nollywood veteran actor, Pete Edochie’s sons, Uche, contracted the deadly coronavirus but has recovered
  • Taking to social media, Uche Edochie shared his scary experience with the virus and revealed that 80% of his lungs got damaged
  • The young Edochie who is still recovering from the illness noted that he spent over N6 million during the course of his treatment

Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie’s son, Uche, has contracted COVID-19 and taken to social media to share his scary experience.

Uche Edochie shared a lengthy post on his Instagram page where he recounted how he discovered he had the deadly virus and how it eventually took a toll on him.

According to the young Edochie, when he initially fell sick, he thought it was malaria and began treating that. However, by the time he realised it could have been something else, it was too late and 80% of his lungs were already damaged.

Actor Pete Edochie’s son Uche, Coronavirus
Actor Pete Edochie’s son Uche shares his experience with coronavirus. Photos: @peteedochie, @ucheedochie
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Uche noted that he was on oxygen for days and could not eat or breathe. According to him, it was the first time in his life that he had no control over anything.

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The actor’s son also reassured fans that he was now fully cured of the virus even though his lungs still needed months to completely heal.

However, Uche also complained that treating COVID-19 cost a fortune and that he spent N350,000 per day at the hospital, making his total treatment cost over N6 million.

He wrote:

“Curing covid costs a fortune too and that is a problem. That is often why people die. The facility where I was treated charges N350,000 a day. I was there for twelve days before being moved to First Cardiology Centre in Ikoyi for my lung and heart rehabilitation. Total cost of my treatment so far has exceeded six million naira. I know a guy whose covid treatment cost seventeen million naira.”

He then urged the government to invest in affordable treatment or a number of people will lose their lives.

See his post below:

Social media users react


“Thank God u are getting better now. You are healed in Jesus name.”


“Speedy recovery sir, my prayers are with you ❤️❤️.”


“I praise God for sustaining your life through this and I pray for your quick and total recovery.”


“Thank God for healing you.”

Yul Edochie shares rare family photo taken in 1994

Nollywood actor Yul Edochie enjoys sharing bits and portions of his life with fans on social media and he just did that again.

The actor who hopes to become Nigeria's president someday shared an old family photo which he said was taken all the way back in 2004.

Yul had joined other family members including his veteran actor father, Pete, for the family photo. He was seen standing with his elder brothers at the back while Pete and their mum occupied the front position.


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