NIGERIA – Veteran broadcaster Bisi Olatilo has debunked rumours that he died of COVID-19 complications.
This comes amid social media reports that the 67-year-old died after contracting coronavirus.
Olatilo, speaking in a video on Thursday confirmed that he was receiving treatment for an illness undisclosed.
He commended doctors operating to save him and ensure he comes out hale and hearty.
“I am receiving treatment here, all the doctors are working to ensure this man you know comes out fine very well.
“I thank my Pastor Wole Oladiyun and all those who have been praying for him.
“Finally, my wife Sade Olatilo, what can I do without my wife?
“Nothing is wrong with me. It is the fake news merchants. Tell anyone you know that I am strong, nothing is wrong with me. I just want to rest.
“Thank you to all those who have been calling and expressing good wishes for us,” he added.
Watch video below:
Bisi Olatilo speaking from his hospital bed. pic.twitter.com/cdrEhrWtEL
— OLAWOYIN Edris Busayo,anipr (@Olawoyin4u) January 14, 2021