Veteran nollywood actress, Shan George has survived a major spine surgery after battling with a spine disease for seven months.
Veteran Nigerian actress, Shan George has revealed that she fell seriously ill in January, following issues in her brain and spine. She said she needed to have surgery on both her brain and her spine that could very well leave her paralyzed for the rest of her life.
She opened up about the process on her Instagram page earlier today, sharing pictures from the hospital.
She also used the moment to thank God, her friends, and family who had supported her through that very difficult and scary period of her life. She started by telling the story of how she had been in and out of the hospital since January. She also talked about how expensive the surgery was and how she had actually undergone the operation here in Nigeria.
“I’ve been battling a spine disease for so many months now, in and out of hospital since January 2019, finally I was told d the only solution is a spine surgery, a very delicate surgery that can render me permanently paralyzed for d rest of my life if not properly done, I was so scared, the bill for such surgery runs into millions of naira. Long story short, I finally did the surgery in a clinic in Abuja called Brain and Spine Surgery Consortium, successfully”,
She went on to hint that though the surgery was carried out in a hospital in Abuja, the cost ran into several millions of Naira.
“…the bill for such surgery runs into millions of naira… I want to say a very big thank u to some good friends and family who went out of their way to support with d huge surgery bill, I will never forget u for supporting instead of looking for lame heartless reasons and excuses not to help. God bless u all immensely,”
According to the Spine Health website, George’s surgery would cost at least $77,000 (N27, 951, 000) in the United States of America.
She says she is getting better and we are praying for perfect health for her.
In 1997, George featured in a soap opera titled ‘Winds of Destiny’ after which she made her debut in the movie, ‘Thorns of Rose’.
The actress is best known for her role in movies like ‘Outkast’ and ‘Welcome to Nollywood.’