Am In Need Of Assistance -Actor Prince James Uche Cries Out

Actor, James Uche, who has been battling with
heart kidney disease since 2007
Unknown to many movie fans and fellow
Nollywood practitioners, a former Vice President of
the Actors Guild of Nigeria and seasoned actor,
Prince James Uche, is still struggling to survive a
strange illness that has kept him off the screen
for eight years ago.
To make matters worse, Uche’s landlord has just
served him a notice, ordering him to quit his
residence at 45, Yetunde Brown Street, Gbagada,
The ailing actor, who now spends most of his time
in the premises of a Catholic church near his
residence, in an interview recounted how he
found himself in his present condition.
He said, “All I can remember is that something
struck me on the left side of my face about eight
years ago, when I was heading for the burial
ceremony of Pete Edochie’s mother at Nteje in
Anambra State. I had no idea what hit me in the
face, but it happened when I arrived at the
junction leading to the town.
“I got to the venue of the ceremony and stayed in
the town for two days. On the third day, I
suddenly found that I could no longer move my
body freely. Although I barely managed to get up
on my feet, I could not climb up the staircase.
“I had to wait till the following Sunday before
deciding to leave for Lagos. But my friend,
Edoche, persuaded me to follow him to Enugu
where he lived at the time. I slept in Enugu on
that day. In the morning I went for treatment in a
“After the doctor had finished examining me, he
stared at me with his mouth half open in shock
for a long time. When I asked what was wrong, he
said I should have been dead. He took my pulse
again and then, sweating, said my blood pressure
was abnormally high. He said it had risen up to
300 and it was a miracle that I was still alive.”
The doctor also told the actor that, judging by his
blood pressure, he should have been dead or
paralysed. That was how Uche initially discovered
that he had a heart problem.
Although the doctor in the Enugu hospital
prescribed a certain drug for his illness and
instructed to take it for the rest of his life, Uche
had thought it was nothing to worry about and
he hoped to recover quickly.
Unfortunately, eight years after, the actor, whose
career has been seriously affected by the ailment,
is still battling for his life.

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