Veteran singer, Eedris Abdulkareem announced his health status on Wednesday which stunned fans.
Newsbreak learned that the former ‘Remedies’ member has been diagnosed with kidney disease and is set to undergo surgery.
Well, Abdulkareem is not the first celebrity to suffer from this ailment. Some have died, while others have been confined in the hospital.
Here are some celebrities that have battled with kidney disease:
Frontline music producer and singer, Babatunde Okungbowa popularly known as OJB Jezreel died in 2016 from kidney failure. The singer was kept on a N35,000 daily dialysis for two weeks before going into a coma. He died in Isolo General Hospital, Lagos. The singer had an initial Kidney Transplant in 2013, in a hospital in India after his wife donated one of her kidneys to him.
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Better known by his stage name as Lemon Black. He is a member of the Performing Musician Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN). The 34-year-old Bayelsa born singer is current suffering from end stage renal disease (kidney failure) and has been confined to a hospital bed. According to doctor’s report, he needs N20 million for a new kidney transplant and he is surviving right now with three rounds of dialysis each week at the cost of N70,000 per round; a financial burden too heavy for his immediate family to bear.
Popular Nigerian gospel singer, Chinedu Nwadike died in March 2022 from blood cancer after battling kidney disease. The 39-year-old singer went through a kidney transplant and was expected to be transferred to India for further treatment before he died in a hospital in Abuja. It was reported that before his death, the ‘Oku Gbajie Aka’ crooner had pleaded with Nigerians for financial help.
Popular Nigerian Comedienne, Ada Jesus, whose real name is Mmesoma Mercy Obi, died after battling kidney disease for about a year. The Kwara born thespian died in 2021, barely 6 months after losing her husband who died in September 2020. She was famous for playing the role of a priestess with magical powers.