January 23, (THEWILL) – Chidi Mokeme has revealed his reason for taking a break from the movie industry.
The talented actor has been away from the industry for quite a while, but he is fully back to regain his position in the make-believe world.
He spoke about the reason for his absence in an interview with Channels Television. The actor revealed that he was battling Bell’s Palsy and had to take a long break from work.
Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes sudden weakness in the muscle on one part of the face. The weakness makes half of the face droop.
Likening the infection to stroke, Mokeme revealed that it affected one side of his face, and as an actor, he couldn’t make public appearances.
To worsen things, doctors said the infection was something that is incurable and didn’t have treatment.
“I have been off the scene for a while after we did the promotional tour for 76. When we were preparing to go to the UK on a trip for the British International Film Festival. I came down with something called Bell’s Palsy. It comes like a stroke and affects one side of your face. And this was something the doctor said was incurable. They didn’t know what caused it and how to treat it.
“As an actor, you can imagine what I was going through”, he stated.