Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim has revealed she won’t be able to have a child for the rest of her life since she has no womb (uterus) she was diagnosed with Adenomyosis, a condition where the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus..
“I was told I couldn’t have children. And so, I had to have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to make me have a life again and to prevent going through what I was going through.”
Recounting when she was told by the doctor that she would have to remove her uterus to live a normal life, she said,
“Tears dropped and then my husband squeezed my hand. It was reassuring there was someone there and it was telling me this is reality, my reality.”
Speaking further, Nse Ikpe-Etim revealed she became moody as a result.
“I didn’t think there was any point anymore because my society taught me that I have to be a mommy to be appreciated and every time I went online, I would have one troll or two state’you never born? But I’m thankful that I wasn’t broken by that. I’m thankful for Nollywood.”