Famed Nollywood actress Shan George has narrated how a phone call proved to be a miracle that saved her mother and herself from their plans of suicide.
After her acting career went south, Shan said she and her single mother faced serious hardship, and at a point she had to do ‘small works’ to earn her some change
At that time, her mother was in and out of hospitals and she had to carry her on her back, which resulted in Shan having a spine injury some years ago.
The situation reached a suicidal point, and the mother and daughter agreed to end their lives with chemicals.
“When I was suicidal, I was so broke one day, one of my visitors from a long time had brought this shaving powder. I wanted to put it in the water and drink. I told my mother that I’m going to kill myself because I’m tired, I’m frustrated. My mother said ‘okay, you’re not going alone. We have to go together.’ My mum said ‘yeah, bring it.”
In an interview, she narrated that her mother grew cold feet and persuaded her to shift their plans to the next morning. That was the decision that saved both of their lives.
“It was in the night. So I took it to my mother. I was happy that at least two of us would go jeje because this life been tire person I no go lie. So my mum took the shaving powder and the cup and the spoon and then she was pretending that she wanted to mix it. Then she paused and said ‘Wait oh. It’s night. It’s very late in the night. If we come go die for night now, go the other side, it will be dark. We no go see road oh.’ So she now said ‘let’s do it in the morning.’ I agreed.