Veteran Nollywood Actress Joke Sylva has spoken up for the first time about her husband, actor Olu Jacobs' health condition.
In an interview with Chude Jidonwo, the award-winning actress and grandmother disclosed that Olu Jacobs has dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
She stated, "He is dealing with issues, and it has been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with a lewy body.
"It is a degenerative disease that affects the brain, and it is almost like a Parkinson type of disease; it affects the brain and affects the person.
"First time I'm saying this publicly… that is what we have been dealing…but the thing is, it is hard on him because he doesn't understand what is going on, and it is hard on us family members as well.
"We have gone through it over the past couple of years, but we thank God."
She further disclosed how it has not been easy dealing with him, "We have gone through some times and situations recently that I wish I had the old you here so I don't battle these times on my own, but we are grateful for the moment of clarity. I miss the times we work together."
The 60-year-old actress also discussed that she was adopted when she was nine months old at the age of ten. She claims she came across the material by mistake while rummaging through her mother's papers.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.