Rapper Ikechukwu gives update on illness that left him bedridden
Ikechukwu Onunaku, the Nigerian rapper, has shared his recovery journey from an illness that had left him bedridden and almost paralyzed.
Last week, the rapper revealed that he was battling herniated disc and acute sciatica, which paralysed his right side.
During a live session with Daddy Freeze, Ikechukwu said the illness left him bedridden, adding that he is currently using crutches.
“Baba I get herniated disc and acute sciatica and it paralyzed my whole right side, lumbar 4 and 5. A whole me can you imagine, na bed wen I don dey since,” he had said in pidgin English.
“Baba, if you see me, I’m not same person you knew before, the guy who does backflips left and right.
“To waka dey pain me. I no fit waka.
“I pulled it on the 17th in the morning, and instead of calming down, I went to a show I was booked for, the following day, I couldn’t get out of bed. After two more days of dealing with the pain, I had to rush to Evercare Hospital around 3 a.m.
“They put drips in both of my hands with painkillers, which only lasted a little bit, and I no won risk my life with Nigerian healthcare again, so I just got a ticket straight to Yankee.”
But on Tuesday, he shared a video of himself on crutches while putting efforts to get back on his feet again.
The rapper is also seen exercising his back in another video while expressing hopes that he will soon start walking.
“Slowly but surely. I will get back walking. I will touch my toes without bending my knees. I will feel no sharp stabs in my back or legs. I will do backflips in February,” he captioned the post.
“All the things I took for granted by letting my regular practices fall off. Never again as God is my witness and healer. I dey come.”
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