Good-looking Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie, is down with kidney related disease and is currently in London for treatment, a report says.
News of his ailment was broken barely a month after popular music producer OJB Jezreel passed on, three years after he underwent kidney transplant.
Mezie shared his account details and welcomed contributions toward treating his ailment and his colleagues rallied round to raise the N10 million he needed to undergo a kidney transplant but were only able to raise N1.2 million, a far cry from the total sum required.
Thankfully, however, good-spirited individuals who include his fans and colleagues were able to raise the much-needed funds for the actor who became popular after his role in the 2003 movie, Labista.
Armed with the funds, Mezie is currently in a London hospital receiving treatment.
The actor, in a newly released video on YouTube, thanked his fans, friends, family and colleagues for their support.
He said “hello people, this is your boy, Leo Mezie, I want to use this medium to say thank you for your support financially, thank you for your prayers, I just want to let you know that everything got across to me.
“I want to also thank in a special way, my president, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Chioma Okoye my sister, Kele Akara my wonderful friend and brother.
“I also want to thank Chijiro, I want to thank Ifeoma Okereke, this is the team that swore me to action immediately the news got broken. I thank you guys, I thank you all and I pray God to bless you in a million fold. I’m sorry this came a bit late, it is just that I have been unstable, but I am now stronger and better.”
Mezie, who hails from Abia State, is married to Maureen Mezie.
Other Nigerian celebrities who died from kidney-related ailments include Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe, veteran broadcaster Nzau Kalulu, Lagos nightclub boss Akeem Sodeinde, Veteran actor Enebeli Elebuwa, media personality Chaz B, among others.