Sad news becomes bad news

2013-07-09 15:35
There's nothing worse than receiving bad news regarding a loved one or friend. We’ve all been there. That gut wrenching phone call that sends your whole existence into a spin.

We can only imagine how Afrikaans singer Kurt Darren’s friends and family must have felt when they first received word of the Loslappie singer’s car crash on Sunday morning.

The initial shock is always paired with fear and uncertainty.

Kurt's family along with thousands of his fans across South Africa waited with bated breath until doctors revealed that the singer’s brain scan showed no signs of permanent damage.

A well-known public figure’s family hardly ever get the privacy and space they need during a stressful time like this.

Even our beloved former president Nelson Mandela’s family seems to struggle as the world’s eyes are firmly focused on them during a time of sadness.

And what is even worse is that the initial shock over the incident is soon replaced with harsh comments and critical feedback that follow as a type of aftershock. Anonymous hurtful slander or jokes can more often than not be much more painful to all those affected by the tragedy.

These times are never easy and we wish Kurt’s family and friends only the best as he recovers.

Until next week,

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