Reality TV star and billionaire heir, Kiddwaya has recounted how he narrowly escaped a life-threatening situation caused by misdiagnosis and incorrect medication.
Kidd, who was recently evicted from the BBNaija All Stars show, shared this experience during an interview with media personality, Hero Daniels.
According to him, he suffered severe anxiety attacks shortly after his participation in the ‘lockdown’ edition of BBNaija in 2020, however, it was wrongly diagnosed as blood pressure issue and he was subsequently placed on medication.
The 27-year-old star said he was on the drugs for three months even though he didn’t have blood pressure issue, and it messed with his blood flow. Fortunately, he eventually discovered that it was anxiety attack and he stopped using the drugs.
“2020 towards becoming famous. This was probably about eight weeks after the [BBNaija Lockdown] show. Everything was perfect, everything was good. [Then] One day, I was on my bed speaking to my cousin, then I stood up to go to the toilet, and my legs stated shaking.
“This was during COVID-19 time. Then I kind of thought it was COVID. My legs started shaking and my tongue drying up when you can drink water but then it’s not entering. I had vision blur. Obviously, I was starting to panic. So, I called my doctor. She came and checked my BP [blood pressure] and it was like 180.
“It was ridiculous. At that point, I just thought I had COVID because what else is more talked about in 2020? So I thought it was that.
“They [doctors] checked my BP and said it was very very high but they couldn’t really figure out what it was. All they knew was that my BP was extremely high. So, they put me on BP drugs for months which was not what was supposed to be done. I actually could have died because what I had was anxiety attack, it raised your BP high and then bring it back down to normal levels.
“They [doctors] put me on BP drugs that was messing with my blood flow because I wasn’t supposed to be on it. And I was on it for three months. So, I could have had some serious implications.”
Watch him speak below,