Mercy Johnson reveals battle with cancer


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Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson has revealed that she had a cancer scare that made doctors place her on life medication.

She made the revelation on her YouTube cooking show, Mercy’s Menu, when she was joined by Nollywood legend, Joke Silva recently.

Mercy Johnson posed a question to Joke Silva on her husband, Olu Jacobs’ health status in the course of the program.

After the guest responded to the question, the host backed her by sharing a personal story of how she overcame a cancer scare.

She disclosed that she was placed on medication for life and warned against missing her medication.

According to her, the cancer diagnosis altered her family life forever.

Mercy Johnson said, “… Odi [her husband] and I have actually been here and I have never discussed it where we had, like uhm, a scare. I had a ‘cancer scare’ and I had like my thyroid removed. And it was like a journey for us because we had kids.

“My last was six months at that time and then we kept on saying okay, we have to understand that this is the new us, let’s go get the surgery done.

“And then we got there, they said I was going to be on medication for the rest of my life and it was a reality that we had to sit down.

“You know, them giving me a timing and telling me you can’t miss your medication. Once you wake up that day, that’s the first thing. Telling me all of the side effects.

“So I’m reconciling with this you’re saying, it’s the truth. At the point you realize this is where we are, let’s grow from here, let’s live in this comfort zone.”

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