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Ikechukwu Onunaki Opens Up On Battle With Herniated Disc, Acute Sciatica

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January 10, (THEWILL) – Ikechukwu Onunaki, aka Ikechukwu, has revealed that he has not been enjoying the best of health for a while now.

He added that the sickness he is battling with has rendered him bedridden and kept him on crutches.

Speaking during Ifedayo Olarinde, aka Daddy Freeze’s Instagram Live session, the singer made it known that he has herniated disc and acute sciatica, which have paralysed his entire right side.

Acute Sciatica is a lower back pain with radicupathy below the knee and symptoms lasting up to six weeks.

Herniated Disc is also known as slipped, ruptured or bulging disk. It’s one of the most common causes of neck, back and leg pain.

When asked if he was still in Nigeria, Ikechuckwu said he has left the country already to seek better medical care abroad after being dissatisfied with what he got.

“Baba I get herniated disc and acute sciatica and it paralysed my whole right side, lumbar 4 and 5. A whole me can you imagine, na bed wen I don dey since.

“Baba, if you see me, I’m not the same person you knew before, the guy who does backflips left and right.

“To waka dey pain me. I no fit waka.

“I pulled it on the 17th in the morning, and instead of calming down, I went to a show I was booked for, the following day, I couldn’t get out of bed. After two more days of dealing with the pain, I had to rush to Evercare Hospital around 3 a.m.

“They put drips in both of my hands with painkillers, which only lasted a little bit, and I no won risk my life with Nigerian healthcare again, so I just got a ticket straight to Yankee.”

Giving further details about his health, he took to social media to share a video of himself trying to get back on his feet.

He prophesied healings to himself as he promised to never take things for granted.

“Slowly but surely.
I will get back walking
I will touch my toes without bending my knees.

“I will feel no sharp stabs in my back or legs.
I will do back flip in February
All the things I took for granted by letting my regular practices fall off.
Never again as God is my witness and healer.
I dey come.

“P.s I will also gain the weight back”, he said.