Actor Zack Orji, narrates how he slumped, underwent two brain surgeries

Veteran Nollywood actor, Zack Orji has opened up about a harrowing experience that left him to undergo to two brain surgeries in Nigeria.

In an interview on Channels TV on Sunday, Orji recounted the events that unfolded when he slumped in the bathroom, leading to a critical medical emergency.

Zack recalled that after the accident he lost consciousness for over five hours before he was discovered.

“I slumped in the bathroom, and I can only say that it’s by the grace of God that I’m alive today because I passed out. I was out for like five and a half hours before help came,” Orji said

He also said it was his colleague Benedict Johnson who found him and with the help of another actor known as Labista, they were able to send him to the National Hospital in Abuja.

“Benedict Johnson rushed to the house, and I was there on the floor, incoherent. I couldn’t even stand because when he raised me, I slumped again, and he had to call another colleague whom we call Labista. So the two of them lifted me on their shoulders from the second floor to the ground floor and took me to the National Hospital,” Orji explained.

The actor’s first surgery was conducted on January 1, 2024, by a neurosurgeon. A month later, a second procedure was required after scans revealed a residual blood clot.