– Singer Banky W has just shared his experience battling a rare strain of skin cancer
– The singer/actor said he had the first two surgeries over 10 years ago but the cancer resurfaced again
– In a lengthy Instagram post, he thanks God, his pastors, his actress fiance Adesua Etomi for support
– he also in the post enjoins everyone to appreciate the gift of life and good health and not take it for granted
Singer Banky W has just shared his recent ordeal battling skin cancer for the third time.
The wedding party actor, currently studying at the New York Film Academy in a lengthy post shared on photo sharing social networking site instagram explains how God saw him through surgery with the help of his fiancee Adesua Etomu, his pastors and of course the doctors.
Banky W, real name Bankole Wellington explained that the first 2 times he dealt with the rare strain of skin cancer which affected him was over 10 yrs ago. Then it recently resurfaced again and he had to undergo surgery.
Read what the 36 year old wrote below:
A wise man once said this: “Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had been healed.” Scroll through the pictures to see mine.
I’m sharing these because they’re proof of what God has brought me through. And because somewhere out there, I know there’s someone who needs to hear this.
For those who’ve been wondering why I’ve been away so long..I had my 3rd surgery on a rare strain of skin cancer tumours in my shoulder last month. The first 2 times were over 10 yrs ago, then it recently resurfaced. But this isn’t a sad story as much as it is a reminder, and a testimony.
A reminder that you should never take life for granted. You only get 1 shot. Some people went to sleep and never woke up. Many others have lost the battle to cancer and other illnesses. Many are still fighting. U never know when your time will be up so don’t waste another minute. It’s also a testimony about the goodness of God. I think I had to go through this again to remember how merciful God is to me; Lord knows I don’t deserve it but He saves me time and again anyway. I keep saying I need to write a book. I really, really do.
The past few weeks of recovery have been tough, but beautiful. I’m finally back on my feet, feeling stronger and ready to get back to life. I’m especially thankful to my Nurse Susu for loving me and being by my side every step of the way – I don’t deserve U 😍😭, my parents & siblings, in-laws & close friends for the love, support and prayers, my Pastors – Pastor Tony Rapu & Pastor Del Balogun of TPH, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya and Pastor Bayo Adeyokunnu – for constantly praying with and for me. And of course to Dr Wodajo & Dr Miralli & their teams – who God used to operate on me successfully.
I’m thankful for life, provision and healing. Pls dont feel bad, or msg me with any worries.. God has done it, just thank Him for me.
The pain will eventually go away but the scar won’t – and I’m glad because it’s a reminder to me of what God has done, and evidence to you of what He CAN do. I’m not stronger or better than anyone. I’m just a living testimony that no matter what u face, U can survive & thrive, by God’s grace.