Veteran actor Olu Jacobs has been out of public space for about two years.
There have been rumours of his death from time to time, but the same has been debunked by wife Joke Silva.
Recently, Silva revealed for the first time, that her 79 years old husband is suffering from dementia with Lewy body.
In a chat on #WithChude, Silva shed more light on reasons for his disappearance from the public and confessed that she really wished she had the old Olu Jacobs.
“Well, he is dealing with issues and it’s been going on for some couple of years. It’s known as dementia with Lewy body. It’s a degenerative disease that affects the brain, and it’s almost like a kind of Parkinson’s disease but it is the brain that it affects so you don’t see the shaking”.
Commenting on his well-being, she confessed that “It is hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and it is equally as hard on other members of the family as well”.
The actor also confessed to missing her husband and their intimacy. “There have been some situations and you know I just wish I had the old you here because I wouldn’t have to battle this on my own,” she told Chude.