Ailing Nollywood actor, Prince James Uche, who was abandoned by his wife some years back, is now facing eviction notice from his landlord.
Uche had fallen ill after something struck him on his face. Unknown to many movie fans and fellow Nollywood practitioners, James, a former Vice President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and seasoned actor, is still struggling to survive a strange illness that has kept him off the screen for eight years.
He said, “All I can remember is that something struck me on the left side of my face about eight years ago, when I was heading for the burial ceremony of Pete Edochie’s mother at Nteje in Anambra State. I had no idea what hit me in the face, but it happened when I arrived at the junction leading to the town.
“I got to the venue of the ceremony and stayed in the town for two days. On the third day, I suddenly found that I could no longer move my body freely. Although I barely managed to get up on my feet, I could not climb up the staircase.
“I had to wait till the following Sunday before deciding to leave for Lagos. But my friend, Edochie, persuaded me to follow him to Enugu where he lived at the time. I slept in Enugu on that day. In the morning I went for treatment in a hospital.
“After the doctor had finished examining me, he stared at me with his mouth half open in shock for a long time. When I asked what was wrong, he said I should have been dead. He took my pulse again and then, sweating, said my blood pressure was abnormally high. He said it had risen up to 300 and it was a miracle that I was still alive.”
Uche got to find out he had a heart problem and the doctor the Enugu hospital prescribed a certain drug for his illness and instructed him to take it for the rest of his life.” Naij.com
Urgent Statement from Prince James Uche’s Family.“Please help us in prayers. Prince James Uche will not die. He started behaving funny since Sunday morning. Visa is out for us to travel on Saturday this week. He became unconscious. Till this hour. Still same. Please inform all our friends and family who donated to save his life. To pray for divine intervention. Prince James Uche is in a worse situation ever.