After a challenging bout with biventricular heart failure, an ailment that seriously affected his heart and lungs, seasoned Nigerian actor, Kayode Odumosu, popularly called Pa. Kasumu, has considerably regained his health.
* Pa Kasumu
His son, Tunde, confirmed this on Monday. According to him, his father has practically recovered and he is back to his old self.
He says, “Although he will still be flown abroad for treatment on his knee cap (arthritis related), he can now see better and he is physically fit.
“In fact, his physiotherapist has certified that he can now be left to go out on his own without any assistance or monitoring.
“He can also move around on his own. He is a lot better, compared to the time he was bed-ridden.”
The actor, who turned 60 and celebrated the 45th anniversary of his acting career last year, fell ill after suffering partial stroke in 2009. He had to undergo several tests and was also forced to take several expensive medications, which set him back financially.
This burden was further compounded by the fact that he had no house of his own and still lived in a multi-tenanted apartment, commonly called ‘face-me-I-face-you,’ in densely populated Mushin area of Lagos State.
Thankfully, that was in the past as his family members have just acquired an apartment for him to begin a new lease of life.