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Update on veteran Nollywood actor, Zack Oji’s health status
Nollywood actor Zack Orji

Update on veteran Nollywood actor, Zack Oji’s health status

President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, has given an update on the health status of veteran actor Zack Orji after a death hoax.


Mr Orji was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the National Hospital in Abuja on New Year’s Eve.

In an interview on Afia TV on YouTube, Mr Rollas revealed the veteran actor underwent two brain surgeries after he had collapsed and has significantly improved.

“Zack is never in a position of seriously needing attention as we speak, if not because of privacy I would have just connected him on the phone here, you will see him. He has survived two brain surgeries, he is in good health, and he is speaking. For somebody to wake up and say that Zack has passed on, is inhuman,” the AGN President said.

Mr Rollas noted that at the moment, preparations are being made to send Zack Orji abroad for post-surgery evaluation.

He chastised people for spreading fake rumours about the actor adding that the news was distressing for his family, especially his wife.

“Because of the internet age, people just want to grow their page and they can spill nonsense that was why somebody woke up yesterday morning and said Zack has passed on and I quickly reacted,” Mr Rollas said.

Zack Orji was hospitalised at the Intensive Care Unit of Abuja’s National Hospital after he collapsed in his house’s toilet.

Subsequent reports days later indicated a significant improvement in his condition. (Related articles: Zack Orji’s failing health, the story so far, Zack Orji: President of Nigeria’s Actors’s Guild debunks death rumour)

In a report by Nigeria’s Punch Newspaper on Saturday, it disclosed that the veteran actor had travelled to United Kingdom for a post-surgery checkup.

His photographs taken at the airport before his departure were shared on Friday.

Last week Tuesday, the rumours of his supposed death began circulating on social media but was quickly debunked by the AGN.

This comes just days after the death of veteran Nollywood actor Amaechi Muonagor and John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu. 


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