During the week, reports had it that popular singer, Rotimi Martins better known as Alariwo of Africa, was seriously sick and in need of money to care for the treatment which demands him traveling abroad.
The singer in a recent chat with Punch stated that though he was in need of funds but was not bedridden as some people put it.
He explained that still planning on which of the countries to have the surgery done, he has been taking pain relief drugs to subdue the pains on his scrotum.
In his words, “I am still trying to find the right place to have it done. I have to choose India, Germany, Israel, England or America. I have been taking some drugs to slow down the pain in my scrotum until I am ready to undergo surgery. All I just need is enough funds to travel abroad and treat it.”
Alariwo further disclosed that things have not been easy for him as he tries to care for both his ill health and that of his wife who has been in the hospital for about a month which has seen him spending about N54,000 everyday for her treatment.
“I have been going through a lot, these past weeks. My wife has been in the hospital for over one month. She has been down with acute pulmonary embolism. It has been very tough, but God has taken control. The doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital said only a few people could survive the ailment. I am happy that she is one of them.
“But her treatment has cost me quite a lot of money. I spent an average of N54,000 everyday for about 19 days. Apart from this, I was buying a drug called Clexin at N37,000 for her every week.“She received a total of about 96 injections altogether on her shoulder during the period that she was undergoing treatment. And all that while, I didn’t leave her bedside. I was with her in the hospital,” Alariwo said.
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