Nigerian Actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim has revealed that she can never have a child on her own after she was made to remove her uterus in order to live a normal life.
According to the award-winning actress in an interview with the Guardian, she has long come to terms with that and thanked her husband for being her shield during those hard times.
Narrating her ordeal, she said; “I was told I couldn’t have kids. And so, I had to have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to make me have a life again and to stop going through what I was going through. And I’m literarily telling women and men, it really doesn’t matter if you can’t bear children. What really matters is what you would do for the world, for the universe.”
Recounting the very day the doctor made this shocking revelation, she said; “Tears dropped and then my husband squeezed my hand. It was reassuring there was someone there and it was telling me that this is a reality, my reality.”
“I didn’t think there was any point anymore because my society taught me that I have to be a mother to be appreciated and every time I went online, I would have one troll or two say ‘you never born? But I’m thankful that that didn’t break me. I’m thankful for Nollywood.”