Nollywood actress, Kemi Afolabi has opened up about her illness, saying she only has 5 years to live due to Lupus.
Lupus is any of the various diseases or conditions marked by inflammation of the skin, especially lupus vulgaris or lupus erythematosus. It’s the kind of disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks tissues and organs
The 43-year-old made this known in a recent interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, where she disclosed that she had been diagnosed with lupus.
In her words;
“I have lupus. It’s not curable. You just have to take medications for the rest of your life. I’ve spent over N1 million on treatment yet I did not get the desired result.”
Quoting her doctor’s words, she said, “Make sure you are with your loved ones. At least, you still have up to five years.”
In January, Kemi Afolabi revealed how God miraculously healed from a strange ailment which almost took her life in 2021.
Kemi Afolabi wrote on her Instagram page:
“I wrote my will and booked a space with ebony vault this year 2021 but God showed me how faithful he is despite my unfaithfulness.
“Who am I that God is so mindful of my existence????
“Me ordinary sand????? That was toss around from my private hospital to LASUTH, to Army barracks hospital WAEC and finally LUTH where I spent over three months!
“I did Covid test every 48hrs at LASUTH emergency because I was short of breath, was on oxygen for about a month, still no diagnosis after several test conducted.
“Only a mad man says there is no God ooo. sold my properties after spending all my savings because I knew the thoughts of bringing my condition to the public eye or beg for funds at the time will kill me faster!!!
“Finally I was diagnosed of a condition that has no cure but can be managed by medications and takes me in and out of the hospital at will (SLE)
“Fluid blocked my lungs, affected my heart from functioning well which was the reason for my breathlessness and that is caused by the condition diagnosed! “Surgery was the only option to drain out the fluid fast.
“My life has changed forever but I am thankful I am still breathing.
“Being in an industry that places high value on appearance, it’s been a struggle taking medications that’s helps ease the pains but affect my weight and people will constantly remind you of how FAT you’ve become without hesitations.
“The year 2021 has been tough! but with God showing up for me and some special people by my side, I made it through...Alhamdulilah robil alameen🙏🏻”