I Was Crippled For Two Years – Femi Branch
For some years, popular actor, Femi Branch , was out of circulation . While most people felt he had moved on to other businesses, little did they know that the actor was nursing a serious injury that crippled him for about two years.
He told popular entertainment column Saturday Beats that it took another three years before he could walk with both feet .Branch said ,
“ Why I took a break from the movie industry was because I had an accident in 2011. I was shooting my second film when I had an accident on the set and broke mylegs. I had five fractures on my right foot and four fractures on the left one. I couldnot work for two years because I was on crutches and that took me off work. I was lucky that the first job I did after recovery was the one I did for MNET . Till date anytime I stress the feet, they get swollen. This incident limited the kind of roles I could do for another three years.”
“ I was getting scripts but I could not take them because they required me to move frequently. If I was getting five scripts in a month, I could not do any of them and on some occasions, I could only do one or two projects. That was what happened during that period. I could not work because of the medical situation .”
He stated that he owed a lot of his friends and colleagues so much gratitude for keeping him afloat during that period.
“ I thank God that I was able to survive during that period because I have some very good people that God brought my way during that time. There was a friend of mine at Akure that organised an event around St. Valentine’ s Day just because of me ; he knew I was not working and that was why he organisd the show and he gave me a chunk of the proceeds he made from it.”
“ I had friends that changed movie roles because they knew about my plight . One of the persons that did that , which I can never forget , is Jide Kosoko. He called me for a job and I explained my situation to him and he said he did not know it was that bad. I went to meet him and when he saw me, he made changes to the role in such a way that I was still able to do it. I was blessed with so many wonderful people that were willing to help and with time , I was healed and I got back to the mainstream, ” he stated