Prince Yawson, popularly known as Waakye, has disclosed in an interview that had it not been for the intervention and kindness of a coconut seller, the worst could have happened to him due to a heart failure.
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According to Presspeep.com, the veteran actor realised his heart was beating abnormally after taking a long nap on the 3rd of March and decided to go out for some coconut water, where the mild heart failure occurred.
“Though I was wearing only trousers (bare chest and foot), I rushed out, bought a coconut and drunk the water but the situation got worse. I felt like lying down and so lay on the vendor’s sack containing the bulk of coconuts he sells.
“I was still not getting better. I became weaker and helpless – so I finally had to lie on the pavement of the street. That was when my heart began throbbing like never before. At that point everything was becoming dark. I was dying slowly. All I could hear was the voice of the vendor saying I should be sent to the hospital.”
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Waakye went on to narrate that he was rushed to the Trust Hospital in Osu, Accra and was later transferred to the 37 Military Hospital where he was informed that he had suffered a mild heart attack.
It was later revealed after the interview that the veteran actor owes the Trust Hospital GHc3,009 for the treatment they gave him.
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When questioned about how he intends settling the debt, Waakye said, “It’s not easy but I will try my best and pay. I least expected this will come upon me this time. I don’t drink and I don’t smoke. I’ve never taken alcohol before.”
Waakye has over 20 years of experience in acting. He’s also a director and scriptwriter. He’s divorced with two children.