Veteran actor Abeiku Nyame aka Jagger Pee underwent a successful open heart surgery on Monday, September 25,2016.
The surgery was done at the National Cardiothoracic centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Jagger Pee who is currently responding to treatment with much elation told www.razzonline.com:
“I thank God i have finally undergone my proposed open heart surgery .I will like to take this opportunity to thank all those who paid the requisite amount for the surgery especially Pastor Kobi who paid the 10,000.00 dollars for the main surgery and the media; the likes of Amanda Gyisi of GHone TV and Reagan Mends of www.razzonline.com who were the first to break the news of my ill-health .
It would be recalled that the veteran actor ,Jagger Pee who started his professional acting in 1984 and played a lead role in the popular ‘TV theatre’ series, had battled with an enlarged heart for almost a year.
Because of the gravity of his deteriorating health condition,he was quickly transferred to the 37 military hospital where he was scheduled to undergo a series of tests that would ascertain whether he would undergo a heart surgery or not.
Jagga Pee, who didn’t have an amount of Ghc2,500.00 to undergo the medical test made a passionate appeal to President Mahama and the general public.
The actor’s passionate appeal yielded results as management of End Point Homeopathic Clinic presented a Cheque of GHC5000 and Peace FM’s “Entertainment Review” crew headed by the finest entertainment radio talk show host in Ghana, Akwesi Aboagye, also presented GHC1,500 cash to Jagga Pee after sharing his sad story on the program.
After going through a medical test at the national Cardiothoracic centre at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital, the report indicated that he was suffering from rheumatic heart disease with severe aortic valve incompetence and mild to moderate mitral valve regurgitation.
Jagger Pee who needed a whopping GHC40,000.00 to undergo an urgent open-heart operation to replace the valve with mechanical prosthetic valve made another passionate appeal.
The initial cost for the surgery was 20,000.00 US dollars but the Ghana Heart Foundation assisted him by paying 50% which is 10,000.00 US dollars. The seasoned actor’s passionate appeal again yielded dividends as the leader and founder of the Glorious Waves Church International, Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi together with his congregation raised the remaining 10,000.00 dollars for the operation