Veteran Nollywood actor, Bruno Iwuoha, who is famous for his 'fatherly roles' in movies, has stopped seeing with one of his eyes, which is also affecting the other pair.
The grey-haired actor disclosed this during an interview on the Brekete Family Program on 104.5FM in Abuja.
While on air, he opened up about his current battle with diabetes/glaucoma.
According to the talented actor, he never knew he had diabetes until a violent armed robbery attack that landed him in hospital.
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. That why I need some cash and 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.”
It was further gathered that the actor now needs to be transferred to a US-based hospital, which would cost him N3.5million, and all he has so far is N200,000.
The ailing Thespian also lamented that AGN and AGN president Ibinabo Fiberesima are yet to reach out to him.
To help Chief Bruno, please contact the Brekete Family at Suite F9, Sheriff Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja or Call +234-80-33-22 11-49, BBM PIN: 2BD26968