Tony Muonagor, the cousin to Ameachi Muonagor, the ailing Nollywood actor, says he is battling kidney disease and diabetes.
Earlier this month, Ameachi had cried out for financial assistance after he was diagnosed with a stroke.
The ace actor revealed the “left side of his body has been paralysed for several months” and “the sickness caught up with him while on a movie set”.
In a Facebook post, Tony said Ameachi’s condition is deteriorating and he is undergoing weekly dialysis.
Tony said the actor had been “managing his diabetes” for years but the recent stroke has made his health worse.
He called on the public for financial support and donations towards the treatment of Ameachi.
“This picture was taken two weeks ago when I visited my cousin Amaechi Monagor (Aguiyi) at the Nnewi Teaching Hospital,” he said.
“I initially wanted to quietly assist as much as I could but later decided to make this post to clarify some things so that my friends, fans, and Amaechi’s fans, and indeed the online community can be better informed.
“Amaechi is currently down with kidney disease, diabetes, and stroke. He had been managing his diabetes over the years and living his life.
“He is presently undergoing weekly dialysis and other treatments at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi.
“His family had been shouldering the costs for years, until the recent stroke made his case more serious and indeed more expensive to battle alone, hence the publicity.
“Within the limits of my capabilities, I have done and am still doing my best to assist as much as I can, even reaching out to well-meaning individuals who are donating to this cause.
“Contrary to most online publications, Amaechi is my first cousin. His father and my father are of the same father. We have had a wonderful relationship as members of the same industry, and I am proud of him as a ‘brother.’
“Amaechi is so loved worldwide, and his fans, friends, and ndi Obosi have been wonderful so far. Many groups have been donating money for his hospital bills.
“As of today, there’s some improvement. His blood sugar is under control, but he is still on admission, weekly dialysis, physiotherapy, and other treatments.
“His full treatments and recovery require sustained funding or donations. No amount is too small.”
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