Kemi Afolabi, a Nollywood actress, claimed that her doctor told her she only had five years to live.
According to Punch, Afolabi stated this in a recent interview with show host Chude Jideonwo, which was published on Friday.
Afolabi confirmed that she has lupus, which is an incurable disease.
She had lived only one year after the doctor’s prognosis, she said, as she sobbed that she didn’t know how much time she had left.
Afolabi quoted her doctor as saying, “Make sure you are with your loved ones. At least, you still have up to five years.”
“I have lupus. It’s not curable. You just have to take medications for the rest of your life.”
She noted that she paid N1.2m on a treatment yet it did not work as she continually cried in pain.
The actress had earlier revealed that she has prepared for death.
She detailed that she wrote her Will and booked a space with a funeral ground after her diagnosis.
Afolabi, speaking on the state of her health in January 2022, said:
“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 tossed around from my private hospital to LASUTH, to Army barracks hospital WAEC and finally, LUTH where I spent over three months!
“I did COVID-19 test every 48hrs at LASUTH emergency because I was short of breath, was on oxygen for about a month, still no diagnosis after several tests conducted.
“Only a mad man says there is no God. I 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 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.”