On January 24, 2016 veteran actor Olumide Bakare was rushed to University College Hospital, UCH in Ibadan, Oyo State after suffering from cardiac arrest.
Last week Nigerians saw the shocking pictures of the talented actor on his sick bed as he tried his best to cope with his heart and lung diseases.
Olumide Bakare has cried out for financial help to help him deal with this ailment.
The actor has now granted his first interview since he was admitted to UCH. In his interview with City People Olumide Bakare spoke at the origin of his ailment.
“It has started since 2013 but it wasn’t as bad as it is now. We have treated it but you know things like that don’t go easily. About 15 days ago, the sickness resurfaced and I was rushed to the emergency unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan where I have been admitted” Olumide Bakare told City People.
The Yoruba actor revealed the exact ailment he is suffering from. “After the test was conducted, the result revealed that I am suffering from ‘Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm and Pulmonary Embolism’ which has to do with heart related issues. From the diagram, it showed that there is a blockage in the vein that takes blood to the heart.”
Olumide Bakare now takes 4 injections daily called Clexane. Each injection costs over N14,000 each, and Olumide Bakare has been on it for 21 days.