First Lady Lordina Mahama has visited veteran actor Jagger Pee, who is admitted at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. Jagger Pee who had battled with an enlarged heart for almost a year, underwent a successful open-heart surgery at the Cardio-thoracic centre at the hospital, on Monday September 25, 2016.
Mrs, Mahama had earlier promised to visit the ailing actor as well issue some kind of support to him.
Jagger Pee had battled with an enlarged heart for almost a year. Because of the gravity of his deteriorating health condition, he was quickly transferred to the 37 military hospital where he was scheduled to undergo a series of tests that would ascertain whether he would undergo a heart surgery or not.
But then, the bills for the test [GHC 2,500 reportedly] was too much for the actor. He reportedly made a passionate appeal to President Mahama and the general public for support. Fortunately his appeal yielded good results as notable personalities and groups began responding. Having received huge sums of money from different individuals and groups, the actor went through some tests, after which it was discovered he was suffering from a severe heart disease.
Jagger Pee who needed a whopping GHC40,000.00 to undergo an urgent open-heart operation, made another passionate appeal to the public. Fortunately again concerned individuals and groups came to his rescue and provided the money needed. President Mahama’s wife as we can see, is not left out in the picture, as she has visited the actor and made her own donations.
The First Lady on September 29, visited the actor alongside Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare. Lordina during her visit, presented Jagger Pee with a cheque for an unspecified amount of money, which was received on his behalf by his wife, Beatrice Nkansah. Mrs. Mahama also expressed gratitude to the doctors and nurses who performed the surgical operation on Jagger Pee successfully.
Jagger Pee started his professional acting in 1984. He is known for his lead role in the popular ‘TV theatre’ series.