Raila Junior has for the first time come out to address the issue on why his facial appearance is ‘distorted’ something that has left many talking.
In an interview with the Standard, Raila Junior says
“Usually I don’t talk about it much but I want to explain to you that I have what is called Acoustic neuroma.
Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous and usually slow-growing tumor that develops on the main (vestibular) nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain.
Every human being has five ventricles streaming from the back of every human being. My Acoustic neuroma presses against my third ventricle which controls the right side of my face hence it being paralyzed.
I do not have bells palsy which is what most people assume I have.”
He then goes on to add that the disease is hereditary
“I think it is a genetic condition from my mum’s side, it does not affect every body but maybe every 1 in 5 members.”
He further went to clear the misconception that he is still living in his parents house
“People have a misconception that I am an 18 year old living in his parents house. I am actually turning 40. I am happily married for the last 7 years with kids.”
According to Mayo Clinic Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous and usually slow-growing tumor that develops on the main (vestibular) nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain.
Branches of this nerve directly influence your balance and hearing, and pressure from an acoustic neuroma can cause hearing loss, ringing in your ear and unsteadiness.