Ghanaian Actress Yvonne Nelson Escapes Food Poisoning

Popular Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson escaped death by a whisker on Friday night after her food was poisoned.

The incident took place a few hours before she embarked on a trip to Paris where she is currently celebrating her birthday with close friend and actress Yvonne Okoro.

“At about 12:30 midnight Friday, she had to be rushed to the hospital for an injection.  She was told it was food poisoning,” a close source told us.

Yvonne Nelson did not answer calls or respond to blackberry messages to react to the claim.

However, she confirmed the story on her blackberry Saturday afternoon, saying, “One birthday gift at 12:30 was an injection. God bless you all.”

We are yet to clear the air on the type of food poisoning and if it was intentional or not.

There had previously been threats on Yvonne Nelson life but this is not the first food poisoning incident in Ghana’s entertainment industry.

Just last week, this paper reported that Bright, a member of Buk Bak, was poisoned.

Players in Ghana’s entertainment industry may have to be more careful because news of poison finding its way into the food of celebrities is becoming rather rampant.

Award-winning actor Majid Michel was earlier reported to have found a tin of milk he was to have used for breakfast, poisoned. The incident occurred while Majid was on the set of somewhere In Africa.

Yvonne Nelson case is the latest. In most cases, when it happens, the celebrities try to keep it under wraps and Yvonne appears to be toeing the same line.

Meanwhile, the source told us yesterday that the incident did not prevent Yvonne from embarking on her Paris trip.

“She left to join Yvonne Okoro yesterday. We asked her to stay a while but they will not because they planned the trip long ago. You know both of them celebrate their birthday in November and they wanted to celebrate it in Paris together. Nelson was in Amsterdam, Holland this morning when I contacted her,” the source said.

Last year, Yvonne Nelson celebrated her birthday with a small party at the Golden Tulip Hotel. It attracted the likes of Majid Michel, Juliet Ibrahim, Beverly Afaglo, Khareema Aguiar and John Dumelo.

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