Nollywood actor Jerry Williams indefinitely suspended over drug abuse

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JUL 3, 2023 LISTEN
Nollywood actor Jerry Williams

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has indefinitely suspended Nollywood actor Jerry Williams over his alleged drug abuse.

AGN president Emeka Rollas announced the suspension in a statement on Thursday, June 29, saying Williams has become a risk to himself and other actors due to his substance abuse problem.

The suspension comes after years of alleged warnings and attempts to get Williams treatment for his drug problem, according to Rollas.

The actor reportedly kept "defaulting" on the treatments, prompting the guild's decision to suspend him for an indefinite period.

The AGN president said, "Jerry is a risk to himself and the doctors who might be acting alongside him on set."

The statement reads in full: "As it is now, he cannot associate with other performers on set due to danger. He ought to have been suspended before. But we decided to let him undergo treatments, which he has been defaulting over time.

"But as it stands now, Jerry is a risk to himself and the doctors who might be acting alongside him on set. We, therefore, have decided to suspend him indefinitely until he gets a clean bill of health from a medical practitioner or a professional that handles drug abuse."

Jerry Williams is a veteran Nollywood actor who has starred in over 100 movies. But in recent years, reports of his struggles with substance abuse have dogged his career.

The indefinite suspension is aimed at giving Williams time and space to seek proper treatment and rehabilitation before he can be certified fit to return to acting.

Isaac Donkor Distinguished
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