UPDATE: Nollywood Actor Who Got Badly Burnt on Set Was a Hoax..See What Really Happened (Watch Video)
Ani Iyoho, a Nollywood actor recently sent movie lovers into panicky mood.
The man gave Nigerians goose pimples when a video of him being set on fire emerged.
The video showed him getting burnt on a movie set. Also photos of him lying critically injured on a hospital bed were seen.
However the man has released a new photo of himself looking perfectly okay along with a statement on his Instagram saying it was a movie fire that went well and that the scene showing him being burnt was only a hoax.
Below is a statement he released on Instagram.
To my friends
"For most of you who have ever commented or sent a chat to me you know I do all I can to respond to them all. So it hurt me deeply to keep you in silence and in the dark during this period. I couldn't avoid it. The calls were maddening. My phone had to be turned off till the matter was resolved in public where it started.
"It worried the production that anything I might say as an individual may be misinterpreted further worsening the situation. I'm truly sorry beyond words for the emotional stress and inconvenience this might have caused you. It wasn't a publicity stunt for me as some might still want to have you believe. It was a huge misunderstanding, misrepresentation and misinterpretation of events of that day and it took a toll on me in ways I can not explain.
"I am however extremely humbled at the love, care and support I got from you during this period. Words fail me. I am indebted to you. Thanks for being there for me and my family. God bless you and yours. Amen
"I am well. It was a movie fire scene that went well.
Below is a video showing the making of the fire scene: