In partnership with

Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

Afrikaans singer tries to commit suicide

2013-08-07 14:46
Johannesburg – Afrikaans singer Rudi Claase is recovering at home after an alleged suicide attempt at the weekend, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

According to the newspaper Claase was found unconscious in his home on Sunday after he took an overdose of pills and slit one of his wrists.

Claase's husband, Stephen Stewart, said the singer is currently in a stable condition and recovering at home.

Huisgenoot reported in its 18 July issue that Claase was filing for divorce from Stewart after drugs allegedly drove them apart.

Claase is best known in Afrikaans music circles for his work with singing partner Corlea Botha.

The recent Huisgenoot cover:

Claase's estranged husband Stephan Stewart photographed outside the Pretoria High Court on 19 February 2011. (Lisa Hnatowicz, Gallo Images):

Corlea Botha, Claase's ex singing partner, photographed outside the Pretoria High Court on 19 February 2011. Jewel Music tried to force Botha to perform with Rudi Claase after their split. (Lisa Hnatowicz, Gallo Images):

Read more on:    celebrities publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent Gossip

Lindsay Lohan reportedly owes almost £78 000 in rent on a property in London. Read More »

Kanye West's sweet birthday message to Kim Kardashian West will have you shed a tear. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.