Mikel Obi undergoes surgery at UK hospital

Former Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel recently underwent surgery at the Princess Grace Hospital in the United Kingdom.

The Nigerian football icon revealed this in a post on his Instagram story of Saturday, June 22 while sharing photos of him before the operation.

Mikel Obi surgery

Mikel, however, did not disclose what medical challenge he is battling with neither did he explain the nature of the surgery.

The 37-year-old ex-Chelsea player captioned one of the images; “Pre op, let’s go”

See the post:

Mikel Obi surgery

In other news…

CorrectNG recalls that a young Nigerian man identified as Obi Festus recounted when he almost donated one of his kidneys to his ailing girlfriend who needed it urgently.

He said she developed kidney failure and he offered to be a donor for the transplant, however, he found out that she was having a secret relationship and he later refused to proceed.

According to Festus, on the day of the operation he took her phone and used it to call her mother to pray for her successful surgery as she was about to go into the operating theatre.

But a call came in from a man and before he could say anything, the man who thought he was talking to the girlfriend, expressed optimism that the surgery will be successful.

The other man who was not in the county promised to propose and marry her when he returns to Nigeria, not knowing that he was actually speaking with her boyfriend.

Festus said after ending the call, he changed his mind about giving his kidney, walked out of the hospital and never spoke with her again.

He narrated; “She developed kidney issues and I was meant to do a kidney transplant. Out of love, I agreed to donate one my kidneys to her. After the necessary tests, we were set for the transplant.

On that fateful in the operation room she asked me to use her phone to call her mum to pray for her. I picked up the phone to dial her mum’s number and immediately a call came through with the name “papi”. I picked up the phone call only to hear a matured man weeping.

He didn’t even let me talk and started asking “how are you my princess, I believe you can make it, it’s quite unfortunate that I’m not in your country currently, I promise to make it up to you when I’m back. I’ll propose and we’ll get married. Please be strong for me.

I ended the call. I was dumbfounded and lost. I left her and walked out of the operating room with my kidney. Ah no do again. She didn’t bother calling me cux I guessed she found out I picked her call.”