Veteran Nollywood Actress Joke Silva has broken silence on the health condition of her husband, actor Olu Jacobs, who is now frail looking and has been off the movie scene for a few years now.
We recall that a few weeks ago, Joke Silva had debunked the flying rumours that her husband and colleague Olu Jacobs is dead.
To drive home her points, Joke Silva took to her official Instagram page to warn rumour mongers to desist from such callous act or face legal action.
Opening up on Olu Jacobs’ health issue, Joke Silva in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, disclosed that Olu is battling dementia.
“He is dealing with issues and it is been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with lewy body, it is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and it is almost like a Parkinson type of disease, it affects the brain and affects the person.
“first time i’m saying this publicly….that is what we have been dealing…but the thing is, it is hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and it is hard on us family members as well…we have gone through it over the past couple of years but we thank God….”
Speaking further on how much she misses the old him, Joke Silva said “We have gone through some times and situations recently that I wish i had the old you here so i don’t battle these times on my own but we are grateful for the moment of clarity ….I miss the times we work together!”