News from the camp of the 2011 winner of Big Brother Africa TV reality show, Karen Igho, shows that she may be quitting alcohol soon.
In the early hours of Tuesday, Igho Tweeted this: "Dr said no more drinking for me because of my ulcer."
She followed the tweet with, "I love my life so health comes first."
As expected, her fans immediately took it upon themselves to encourage her. "Doc's right mama B! We need you alive o," one of them Tweeted.
Another noted, "Health is wealth. So if doctor says Don't, please comply. We love u."
Another said, "Health, they say, is wealth, Queen K".
While Igho's fans may have given their comments casually, the fact remains that theirs are some of the best advice she could ever get.
It is common knowledge that many celebrities take more alcohol than food, the same reason why so many blossoming careers have hit the rocks.
There have also been unconfirmed reports that some of the ghastly accidents that the entertainment industry has witnessed over time were traced to the use of alcohol.
A few years ago, an ex-beauty queen and Nollywood actress made headline when she was sentenced to five years imprisonment for manslaughter, following the death of a man she hit with her car. She was said to have been drunk at the time of the accident.
Besides, heavy alcohol use has been linked to several ailments. Reports also indicate that the late rapper, Olaitan Olaonipekun, popularly called Dagrin, might have been drunk the night he had a tragic accident in Mushin, Lagos. There are several other artistes and celebrities who are also victims of terminal diseases, by virtue of their heavy alcohol consumption.
While the 'drinking' trend is not limited to artistes and celebrities alone, recent studies show that moderate use of alcohol may have a beneficial effect on the coronary system. For healthy people, one drink per day for women and no more than two drinks per day for men can be seen as the maximum amount of alcohol consumption to be considered moderate.
The amount of alcohol that a person can drink safely depends on genetics, age, sex, weight and family history. Reports further show that with moderate drinking, the liver can process alcohol fairly safely. But heavy drinking overtaxes the liver, resulting in serious consequences.