Gospel singer Lundi Tyamara 'stable'

2017-01-09 14:22


Lundi Tyamara
Lundi Tyamara (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - Gospel singer Lundi Tyamara is reportedly "stable" and showing "signs of improvement".

News broke of gospel superstar Lundi Tyamara's hospitalisation last week. It was reported that the Mphefumlo Wami hitmaker was hospitalised due to reported abdominal tuberculosis and liver problems. 

In an official statement Lundi's manager, Anele Hlazo, addressed the misinformation that has been making rounds on social media.

Lundi's manager released the following statement regarding his ill-health:

Lundi got sick after a trip to China in November. He didn't receive any medical attention because we believed that it was the Asian climate and diet that may have affected him negatively. We got concerned in early December when he became short of breath and he was rushed to the doctor. He was subsequently hospitalised at a Johannesburg facility. He was discharged a few days later. He spent his 38th birthday in hospital. 

When he didn't improve, he went back to hospital on December 27 and was diagnosed with stomach TB and a problem with his liver. He also needed blood transfusion. He was in a bad shape. He has since become stable and shows encouraging signs of improvement as he gains more strength. His sisters Babalwa and Boniswa Tyamara are in Johannesburg to give their support and that has helped speed up Lundi's recovery.

It's disheartening when, as a family, we hear unfounded rumours of Lundi's "death" when he is on the mend. We humbly ask that our people desist from such hurtful gossip. We would also like to condemn the circulation of an image of Lundi in hospital that has been doing the rounds on social media. This is an unfortunate gross violation of Lundi's privacy. We ask for respect and prayers for Lundi who has given so much of himself with his God-given talent of music.

His recording and management company M&E Media stands by to support Lundi and his family as he recovers.