Comedian Manason Ojowi aka Akuku Danger was discharged from the hospital last week and he has opened up on what has been ailing him. Speaking to Standard Entertainment, Akuku revealed that he has had Sickle cell anemia since childhood and it affected some organs in his body. Sickle cell anemia is one of a group of disorders known as sickle cell disease. It is an inherited red blood cell disorder in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body. Akuku stated that he felt something was amiss when he had some breathing difficulties and was taken to Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Rongai, in December. “I know my body and since I have had sickle cell anemia since birth, I know when something is wrong. When I took myself to hospital I had breathing difficulties.
“I was admitted immediately and later I was transferred to Nairobi West Hospital ICU where I was unconscious for four days,” he said. The comedian revealed he was told his lungs had collapsed and he had also caught pneumonia in the process. He was admitted for close to two months at Nairobi West Hospital and he was thankful to friends, family and well-wishers who helped offset the huge medical bill. “Through the paybill we managed to raise close to Sh3million that settled my first medical bill. The support was overwhelming. “At the moment I have a Sh1.3million balance that I have to clear in the next 60 days,” he said, appealing to the public to help in any way possible.
Recovery and rest
Akuku, who is currently recovering at home, said he is on a special diet and drugs which he will take for around a month as he heads towards full recovery. He revealed that he is set to go for another check-up next week as doctors continue to monitor his progress. Asked about going back to what he does best, comedy, the Churchill Show comedian said he will bounce back as soon as doctors give him a greenlight. “Comedy and events are the two things I do to put food on my table. I love doing them. As soon as the doctors give me a clean bill of health I will make my comeback,” he said.
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