It has emerged that veteran actor, Tunde Alabi, is battling diabetes and one of his leg is about to be amputated in other to save his life.
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Alabi best known for his roles in Village Headmaster, Mirror in the Sun, For Better for Worse, among other soap operas of yore, according to reports, is also bedeviled by financial problem, and is on the verge of being evicted from Lagos General Hospital, Ikeja, where he is lying critically ill.
Nollywood producer, Paul John, while seeking support from public- spirited individuals for ailing Tunde Alabi said, “If there’s a better word to use in place of veteran, then that should come for this old war horse in the world of make –believe.
“Uncle Tunde Alabi has been on the acting scene since the glorious days of television drama in Nigeria and he’s today one of the last of that octopus called The Village Headmaster, a television drama that was the in – thing in its days on National Television. His role in the now rested soap opera ‘PALACE’ produced by Ralph Nwadike was one that viewers will not forget in haste. This thorough-breed professional of the old order who is equally at home with the youngsters of today, impacting knowledge and valuable experience into them whenever he has the opportunity is currently down with ailment which has put his right foot in danger to the point of amputation if urgent help is not given. He’s laying helplessly at the General Hospital, Lagos waiting to lose his right leg or even worse. He has done his part in putting smiles on faces and happiness in the lives of millions home and abroad, it’s our turn to help him. Nothing is too small…HE will appreciate your candid help. Thanks and God bless.”