Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has finally opened up on the true state of her husband, OIu Jacobs’ health after being inactive in the movie industry for several years.
You would recall that Olu Jacobs was rumored to have done after falling ill but the rumors were dispelled after he showed up at an award event to receive an honorary award.
Speaking to media personality, Chude Jideonwo in an exclusive interview, Joke Silva revealed that her husband is suffering from dementia, a health condition associated with loss of memory, language, problem-solving, and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life.
According to her, this is an issue the family has been dealing with for some years now, however, she is grateful to God for taking them through the times.
“He is dealing with issues and it is been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with lewy body,” she stated.
She added, “First time I’m saying this publicly… that is what we have been dealing with but the thing is, it is hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and it is hard on us family members as well.
We have gone through it over the past couple of years but we thank God.
We have gone through some times and situations recently that I wish I had the old you here so I don’t battle these times on my own but we are grateful for the moment of clarity. I miss the times we work together.”
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