Renowned Nollywood actor, Tony Umez, has vehemently refuted false reports of his death circulating on various social media platforms. These misleading rumors began circulating shortly after he celebrated his 59th birthday just a week ago.
In an effort to clarify the situation, Tony Umez took to his official Instagram page on Wednesday. He posted a video where he categorically denied the unfounded rumors and reassured his fans and well-wishers that he is alive and in good health, both mentally and physically.
The actor addressed the rumours head-on in the video that he shared with his thousands of followers and urged everyone to disregard such unfounded claims. Additionally, he emphasised the significance of only trusting information posted on his official social media channels.
In the caption accompanying the video, Umez wrote, “Good day, my lovely people. I need to address this disturbing issue that has come to my attention. There are some unscrupulous individuals who have been using my pictures and videos maliciously, falsely reporting me as deceased in order to gain traffic to their pages.”
He continued, “First and foremost, I want to assure you that I am very much alive and well. These false reports are nothing but baseless rumors spread by individuals with ill intentions. I will be taking legal action against these persons, as their actions not only infringe upon my rights but also cause unnecessary distress to my loved ones and fans.”
Expressing his disappointment in the misuse of social media, Umez went on to say, “I understand the power of social media and the impact it can have on spreading information. However, it is disheartening to see how it can be misused by a few to spread false news for personal gain. I urge you all to be vigilant and only trust information that comes directly from me or my official channels.”
The actor concluded his message with a heartfelt expression of gratitude, writing, “Love you all loads 💓💓💓.”