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Shan George Survives Major Spine Surgery

Nollywood actress, Shan George has survived a major spine surgery after battling with a spine disease for seven months.

George revealed how she survived the ailment – suspected to be Minimally invasive spine – after going through a laminectomy.

The actress narrated how she feared the process as it was “a very delicate surgery that can render her permanently paralysed for d rest of her life if not properly done.”

I’ve been battling a spine disease for so many months now, in and out of hospital since January 2019, finally I was told d only solution is a spine surgery, a very delicate surgery that can render me permanently paralysed for d rest of my life if not properly done, I was so scared, the bill for such surgery runs into millions of naira. Long story short, I finally did the surgery In a clinic in abuja called Brain and Spine Surgery Consotium, successfully. I want to say a very big thank u to some good friends and family who went out of their way to support with d huge surgery bill, I will never forget u for supporting instead of looking for lame heartless reasons and excuses not to help. God bless u all immensely. Who says Brain, Spine and other delicate Surgeries can’t be done in Nigeria? I’m recuperating fine. Help me thank God. I survived!!

She went on to hint that though the surgery was carried out in a hospital in Abuja, the cost ran into several millions of Naira. “…the bill for such surgery runs into millions of naira… I want to say a very big thank u to some good friends and family who went out of their way to support with d huge surgery bill, I will never forget u for supporting instead of looking for lame heartless reasons and excuses not to help. God bless u all immensely,” she said.
According to the Spine Health website, George’s surgery would cost at least $77,000 (N27, 951, 000) in the United States of America.

In 1997, George featured in a soap opera titled ‘Winds of Destiny’ after which she made her debut in the movie, ‘Thorns of Rose’.

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