On Wednesday, July 27, an email was disseminated to various media houses, claiming that Iyoho was in the hospital after a fire stunt went wrong on set of the upcoming movie “Behind the Wheels.”
A video of Iyoho on fire was also shared by Ohikhuare on his official Facebook page. Hours later, the video was deleted.
Photos of Ani Iyoho on a hospital bed also surfaced online.
Well, the whole fracas was a publicity stunt…which apparently we reported.
Ani himself took to his instagram page to confess it was a publicity stunt. Below is what he wrote:
To my friends
For most of you who have ever commented or sent a chat to me you know I do all I can to respond to them all. So it hurt me deeply to keep you in silence and in the dark during this period. I couldn’t avoid it. The calls were maddening. My phone had to be turned off till the matter was resolved in public where it started.
It worried the production that anything I might say as an individual may be misinterpreted further worsening the situation.
I’m truly sorry beyond words for the emotional stress and inconvenience this might have caused you. It wasn’t a publicity stunt for me as some might still want to have you believe. It was a huge misunderstanding, misrepresentation and misinterpretation of events of that day and it took a toll on me in ways I can not explain.
I am however extremely humbled at the love, care and support I got from you during this period. Words fail me. I am indebted to you. Thanks for being there for me and my family. God bless you and yours. Amen
I am well. It was a movie fire scene that went well.
In his note on instagram, he claims it isn’t a publicity stunt…But what do we call this? Cos the actor is alive and well.
He also shared videos of himself a few minute ago to prove he is alive and well…not burnt!
See video as shared on his instagram:
Omg.. so dis guy jonzeme.. lwkmd..
Wetin be ds na! Why u come put my mind 4 dat kin joke…. Its too expensive na haba! Oh boiii u no do well @all, I swear. Ds na fk o