Veteran Nollywood actor, Bruno Iwuoha has gone blind and needs about N3.5 Million to restore his sight through a surgery.
The actor revealed the development in a recent radio interview in Brekete Family Program on 104.5FM in Abuja.
He disclosed that he had been battling with Glaucoma for years coupled with diabetes and lacked money to undergo a corrective surgery.
Iwuoha said he never knew he had diabetes until a violent armed robbery attack that landed him in hospital.
According to him, he was diagnosed with diabetes after series of tests and had been managing the ailment until it affected his sight.
He said, “I’ve gone to so many places; within the country, outside the country for treatment, until finally…finally, the thing [diabetes] claimed one of my sight. As I look at you now, I’m using only one sight. They call that glaucoma. And gradually, it’s affecting the other one [eye]. So, naim make, apart from places…the people who call me atimes, both the little cash they can give me…drugs and all that…but I discovered that this thing [the illness] is a lifetime something.
And it has robbed me of the job [acting]. And now, if I get a script, it will be hard for me to read it very well. And if I read it, if I strain my eyes for so long, it would look as if someone would lead me around the house or anywhere I want to go because it will affect the only one [eye]. So that’s my problem.”
He called on well meaning Nigerians to assist him raise the sum of N3.5million so he would go to a hospital in the US where he was referred to for the surgery.
According to him, he asked the president of the Actor’s Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Ibinabo Fiberesima, for assistance but never got any even though the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan gave her some money.
He revealed that he has been able to raise about N200, 000.
To offer help to the actor, please contact the Brekete Family at Suite F9, Sheriff Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja or Call +234-80-33-22 11-49, BBM PIN: 2BD26968