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Jenifer Lewis Expresses Gratitude to Kenyan Hospital Staff Following Traumatic Fall


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Renowned US actress Jenifer Lewis, famed for her role in the comedy series Black-ish, recently opened up about her harrowing experience following a 3-meter (10-foot) fall from a hotel balcony in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park back in November 2022.

Jenifer Lewis

Recounting the incident in an interview with the US-based website TMZ, the 67-year-old star revealed that she inadvertently stepped out onto the dimly lit balcony of her hotel room, intending to access the infinity pool on the deck. However, the evening took a perilous turn as Lewis lost her footing, resulting in injuries to her right hip and shoulder.

Subsequently, Lewis was swiftly airlifted to Nairobi, Kenya, where she received treatment at Aga Khan University Hospital. In a heartfelt video interview, the actress expressed profound gratitude to the hospital staff for their unwavering care and compassion during her ordeal.

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Jenifer Lewis Expresses Gratitude to Kenyan Hospital Staff Following Traumatic Fall

“They picked me up like I was a baby. They braided my hair. They gave me an extra piece of chicken,” Lewis emotionally recounted, highlighting the personalized attention she received during her recovery journey.

Despite the severity of her injuries, Lewis chose to keep the incident private until now, prioritizing her recuperation above all else. “I didn’t want y’all to know I had fallen until I could show you how I got back up,” she candidly shared, underscoring her determination to emerge from the ordeal stronger than before.

Jenifer Lewis Expresses Gratitude to Kenyan Hospital Staff Following Traumatic FallLewis’ heartfelt acknowledgment serves as a testament to the exceptional dedication and professionalism exhibited by the medical staff at Aga Khan University Hospital, reaffirming the importance of compassionate healthcare provision in times of adversity.


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