Veteran Actress, Joke Silva has spoken publicly for the first time on her husband, actor Olu Jacobs’ state of health.
Recall, Silva recently debunked the rumors making rounds concerning the death of her husband. Afterwards, the couple made an appearance at the AFRIFF Globe Awards where Olu Jacobs bagged the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Speaking to Chude Jidonwo in an interview, the actress revealed that Olu Jacobs has Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
She said, “He is dealing with issues and it is been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with lewy body. It is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and it is almost like a Parkinson type of disease, it affects the brain and affects the person…”
She added, “First time i’m saying this publicly… that is what we have been dealing…but the thing is, it is hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and it is hard on us family members as well.
She continued speaking on old times with her husband before the illness saying, “We have gone through some times and situations recently that I wish I had the old you here so I don’t battle these times on my own but we are grateful for the moment of clarity. I miss the times we work together.”
The couple have been in the entertainment industry for 40 years and have been married for over three decades. They both have two children together.