Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima has said Nigerian celebrities do not care about their health.
In a recent chat with Pulse, she spoke about the death and health issues in the entertainment industry and also shared that most stars do nothing to maintain a good health until they have to.
Her words,“I dare to take a leap by asserting further that research into a percentage of those who have gone for checkups this 2019 will yield shocking results. They simply don’t care until it is too late,”
“So imagine your average entertainer who indulges in alcohol, substance abuse, a frequent wanton sexual activity sometimes backed with enhancers and caps it off with daily late nights and sleeps less than the required hours only to rush off the very next day as soon he gets the call to work.
“On location he eats whatever he sees and drinks whatever he finds, napping in between cuts. He decides to forget the damage such a lifestyle does to his body. He decides to ignore the danger of his steadily rising Blood Pressure, which by the way is now one of the foremost youth killers.”
“Your average entertainer has no idea what blood sugar tests are for, keeps no BP Monitor and feels it’s needless to have one, pretends that heavy cigarette intake doesn’t damage the lungs in an irreparable manner.
“The only issues they worry about is malaria and typhoid and even then, they resort to self-medication till it gets too late. The harsh truth is the same colleagues who drink and indulge with you will never bail out their buddies when the literal shit hits the fan. It’s an unspoken rule. I mean they all knew what they were getting into ab initio, so once you’re down it’s your bad luck and everyone awaits your candlelight procession and an opportunity to drink further in honour of the fallen.”
“My candid advice to my colleagues is; you only have one life. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. It’s irreplaceable. So you owe it to yourself at least for the sake of the family you’ll leave behind to take care of yourself. No one else will do it for you.”