Mercy Johnson reveals cancer scare to Joke Silva

Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson

Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson has opened up on a cancer scare that has made doctors place her on medication for the rest of her life.

The 38-year-old made the revelation while hosting veteran actress Joke Silva on her cooking show, Mercy’s Menu, published on Thursday.

Mercy disclosed that she had a cancer scare and had her thyroid – a gland in the throat – was removed.

The mother of four also narrated how she and her husband Odi Okojie managed the situation at the time.

Speaking to the veteran actress, she said: “I had a cancer scare and I had like my thyroid removed. And it was like a journey for us because we had kids.

“My last was six months at that time and then we kept on saying okay, we have to understand that this is the new us, let’s go get the surgery done.

“And then we got there, they said I was going to be on medication for the rest of my life and it was a reality that we had to sit down.

“You know, them giving me a timing and telling me you can’t miss your medication. Once you wake up that day, that’s the first thing. Telling me all of the side effects.

“So, I’m reconciling with this you’re saying, it’s the truth. At the point you realise this is where we are, let’s grow from here, let’s live in this comfort zone, she said.

Joke had earlier in the programme spoken about the early days of her marriage with veteran actor Olu Jacobs and coping with dementia.

The 61-year-old also dished out advice to people in abusive marriages.