The top brass of the Nigerian Actors Guild (NAG) has officially declared the imposition of an indefinite suspension on renowned actor, Jerry Williams, due to his abuse of prohibited substances.
In a statement endorsed by Mr. Emeka Rollas, MON, the National President of AGN, it has come to light that the activities of Jerry Williams concerning illicit substances have been under careful observation since December.
Regrettably, the situation has escalated beyond control, rendering it unsafe for him to collaborate with fellow performers on set, which may jeopardize their well-being. Mr. Rollas emphasised that the primary concern lies in ensuring the safety of his fellow actors.
The statement partly reads: ‘The Guild has been monitoring his involvement in illicit substances since December last year until it got out of hand and as it is now, he cannot be allowed to associate with other performers on set due to danger.’
‘He ought to have been suspended before now. But we decided to allow him go through minor treatments, which he has been defaulting overtimes. But at it stands now, Jerry is a risk not only to himself but also, other actors who might be acting alongside him on set.’
‘We, therefore, have decided to suspend him indefinitely until he gets a clean bill of health from a medical practitioner or a professional that handles drugs abuse.’
Emerging into the spotlight with his remarkable performance in the monumental film ‘The Chosen King,’ Jerry Williams did a good job getting the audiences glued to their TVs.
Renowned for his versatility, he has portrayed various characters ranging from princely figures, kings, and warriors to palace guards, hunters, romantic leads, and even antagonists, among countless other roles throughout his illustrious filmography. His undeniable talent and range have established him as a powerhouse in the world of cinema.