Babasuwe discharged, to seek medical care abroad
Popular Yoruba comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, also known as Babasuwe, will be flown to the United Kingdom for further medical attention.
This development is coming after the veteran actor was, a few days back, discharged from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, Lagos, where he was rushed to during the complications.
Yomi Fabiyi, a younger actor and close ally of Babasuwe, on Tuesday, confirmed the latest development, adding that all is now well with the actor.
“I can tell you authoritatively that Babasuwe is responding to treatment.
“He can now walk without the stick and the pain has relieved him.
“We really appreciate all efforts of the good spirited Nigerians, especially the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Minister of Health, Prof. Adewole, who ordered the free medical treatment at LUTH to revive the ailing actor.
“We are planning to fly him abroad for a deserved rest and also get better medical attention.
Babasuwe, also in his appreciation, thanked Nigerians and fans and the media for their swift reaction to his plea for help.
While expressing his deepest heartfelt gratitude, he said Nigerians are kind and loving people who have struggled to save his life in spite of the situation of the economy.
Some of the notable Nigerians who contributed in no small measure to the medical bill include Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Rev. (Mrs) Esther Ajayi, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Lagos Speaker, Hon Mudasiru Obasa and a host of others.
The veteran actor was a while ago hit by a strange illness.
At that time, many believed he would not survive the complications arising from the illness but with the quick intervention of well-meaning Nigerians, Babasuwe has bounced back and better.
Recall that his actress wife, Moladun Kenkelewu, died in similar circumstances in their Ikorodu residence many years back.
Babasuwe was then attacked by his colleagues and the media for abandoning his wife on the sickbed with no proper medical care before her death.