I couldn’t recognise people before my surgery – Zack Orji

Nigerian veteran actor, Zack Orji, has shared the challenges he faced before undergoing surgery.

The Nollywood star disclosed that before undergoing surgery he had amnesia.

Recently, news broke that the ace actor slumped in his bathroom, leading to two brain surgeries.

During an interview, Orji said he was in a coma for five and a half hours.

He said, “I can only say that it’s by the grace of God that I’m alive today because I passed out. I was out for like five and a half hours before help came.”

Furthermore, Orji recalled that his colleagues Benedict Johnson and Labista rushed to his house and “lifted me on their shoulders from the second floor to the ground floor and took me to the National Hospital”.

He said the first surgery was performed on January 1st but a month later, after scans revealed a residual blood clot, he underwent a second surgery.

He said, “Before the surgery, I couldn’t recognise people. Some of the people who came to the hospital to see me, I didn’t even know that they came and we were talking but I couldn’t remember them. It was my wife who told me those who came.

“But immediately after the surgery, the first question I asked was, ‘What day are we today?’ My wife said New Year Day and I started wishing everybody a happy new year. She said that was when she knew that I was back.”