Nollywood star, Victor Olaotan reportedly facing leg amputation
Veteran Nollywood actor, Victor Olaotan has been reported to be having both legs amputated following the car crash he was involved in back in October 2016. Victor, best known for his role as Fred Ade-Williams in the long-running television drama Tinsel, Mr Olaotan’s legs may reportedly be cut off in order to save his life . . .
Sources close to the family say his health status is being closely guarded. Although Victor is stable condition but his legs may have to be cut off to allow him any chance of recovery.
The veteran was involved in a car crash on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Monday, October 31, 2016.
In 1974 he starred in a soap opera by Laolu Ogunniyi called “Candles In The Wind” alongside Kehinde Craig. He also once worked with NTA Ibadan where he produced Yoruba and English dramas.
In 1981, Olaotan joined a group of 8 Nigerian performers who escorted former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari to the United States to have a meeting with Ronald Reagan.
He was on MNET’s “Tinsel” series for seven years where he played the role of Fred Ade-Williams.
Aide debunks report on Victor Olaotan
News that veteran Nollywood actor Victor Olaotan, may have his legs amputated following a motor accident he had in October 2016, has been debunked.
Reacting to an online publication which said the actor’s legs may be amputated, Olaotan’s publicist, Demola Sanyaolu, denied the report in a telephone interview with The Nation on Friday night. He said the actor is ‘recovering’.
‘It is unfounded, baseless and there is no truth in it,’ Sanyaolu said.
It is just about some people that wants to draw traffic to its website. Olaotan is recovering.’
Movie producer and friend of Olaotan, Opa Williams, also did not agree with the news. Williams said he saw Olaotan two weeks ago and the actor was recovering.
The online publication on Friday, ran a story that Olaotan’s legs may be amputated and quoted a source as saying, ‘Only family members, few friends and colleagues are aware of this development.’
This is coming 144 days after he survived a ghastly motor accident in the early hours of October 31, 2016.
Olaotan, who starred as Fred Ade Williams in television drama Tinsel also played one of the fun-loving trio in Opa Williams’ latest movie, ‘Three Wise Men’, was returning to a movie set in Festac, Lagos, when the accident happened around Apple Junction, Festac. He was the only occupant of the car at the time of the accident.
Olaotan was rushed to a hospital in Surulere, Lagos where he was place in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
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