Ghanaian comedian Yaw Donkor popularly known as Nkomod3 is currently bedridden as he battles with kidney, liver problems and bladder failure due to excessive drinking.
He urinates more than 15 times day because of a persisting bladder problem
Sources say the comedian started drinking while abroad. He became increasingly pot-bellied and developed other drinking-related problems.
However, doctors saved him.
But he picked up a heavy drinking habit again after his return to Ghana. ‘Nkomod3’ explained he has become frustrated in life.
He says no money coming from Ghanaian movie industry, coupled with seizure of his house by his wife has plunged him once again into a life with the bottle.
The one-time best ‘Key Soap Concert Party’ comedian also blamed his current condition on subtle animosity he faced in the movie industry.
He explained that he decided to come to Ghana after fellow actor Akrobetu and a few friends asked him to return to do movies because comedy was losing its shine.
He said after he shot his first movie, he earned the resentment of some movie makers because he would charge nothing less than GHC1, 000 when the market price then was about GHC200.
He said after a few movies, things started falling apart in his life –culminating in his current state.
He said with the exception of actor Akrobetu, no colleague in the industry offered support when his cheeks got swollen and his thighs shrunk.
The comedian who beat Original 32 in 1997 to retain the best ‘Key Soap Concert Party’ title and Agya Koo in 1998, to the same title said, Akrobetu has been very supportive and does check up on him from time to time and makes sure he does not lack anything.
He expressed regrets for entering into the entertainment industry, stating that there is no sense of unity and brotherly support.
He said, the only relationship that exists between movie directors and actors is during shot. After working with them, they do not have any business with you again, they leave you to your fate.
Credit: Joy News