While speaking in an interview with Encomium Magazine last year,Bakare talking about his health revealed,actually, for sometime I have been on the sick side. In fact, as at 2013/2014, I was very sick and that was published by many newspapers, magazines and even the social media. But as God would have it, I was taken to United States of America by my children and brother, a surgeon gynecologist. I went for medical treatment in the US where I stayed for a while. I came back to Nigeria in May 2014. But since then, I have not been very active. I am still on medication. I have low blood flow into the heart, which is a very terrible disease. So, I just take things easy. And most times, my doctor would tell me, ‘Just rest, sir.’
When asked about what caused his heart ailment which he described as low flow of blood into his heart,he replied...If I may tell you, I have been a very strong person right from my secondary school days to my days in the university. Even when I was at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), as the landlord of Oluwalambe Lodge, Koko Close, I drank, smoked and womanized. And you know when you do all these things, the result can be negative sometimes. But I just want to tell you, God has been so good and merciful to me. As it is right now, I am enjoying the grace of God. I still keep my normal life but most of the time, I am in the church. I go for vigil, day and night. I pray to God all the time and He has always answered my prayers. And I am very grateful to Him for that. I also want to thank all my friends that surrounded me, including Alhaji Lateef, Kunle Akinyele and others. These people have been so fantastic in my life and God is the greatest.
The actor can be helped via his Ecobank Account No 3872003592 (OLUMIDE BAKARE).