Zola 7 Hits Back At Hospitalization Reports

What about the crowdfunding?

By  | Jul 07, 2021, 03:13 PM  | Zola 7  | Drama

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Kwaito legend and humanitarian Zola 7, real name Bonginkosi Dlamini, has been riddled with reports that he is not feeling well and has been hospitalized.

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The claims started a few weeks ago when fans ran with the rumour that his condition had been deteriorating and he was very ill at home. A viral picture of Zola 7 just chilling and minding his own business has sent shockwaves to many social media users, especially because of the caption which followed it, "Zola 7 is not okay, apparently he has epilepsy and he is a also struggling. If you can reach out to help to lend a helping hand please do. I know we as South Africans love and appreciate Zola 7, we will do anything to help him," a twitter user wrote.

Upon seeing that post, his friends reportedly paid him a visit just to check up on Zola. According to Daily Sun, artists such as Mapaputsi and others had thought they would find the star 'bedridden' and really sick. However, much to their surprise, they breathed a huge sigh of relief when they found their friend enthusiastic and talkative - just the way they know him.

This past Sunday, City Press ran with the story that the Stars hit-maker was ill once again. This time, however, the publication reported that his management team has started a crowdfunding initiative to help pay for his medical bills.

But, in recent reports, The Citizen contacted Zola's PA, Siki Kunene, rubbished these claims.

"We honestly don’t know where these rumours started. He is not in a hospital, he is perfectly fine at his home," Kunene said.

Addressing claims that he needs donations for his medical bills, she said: "This is absolute rubbish. In fact, the management pays for his medical bills and send the medication to him."

Zola 7, himself, also spoke to the publication and explained that reports of his hospitalisation were untrue. “No such a thing,” he said. He further stated that the original article is true however the crowdfunding is false.

During his lengthy interview with Mac G on his Podcast And Chill in May, a special episode that aired in multiple cinemas around the country, the musician opened up about having epilepsy.

“I lost a lot of weight over the past year. I was extremely sick, I was home and I was shaking. Everybody around me was scared I was going to die. I couldn’t eat well. I was eating Mageu, porridge and Fish.

“Nowadays I have to take medication twice a day just to get by. I was very sick during that song (with Cassper) and I think we did about 25 cuts. I was fighting to look normal, but I wasn’t. I was extremely very sick during that video," he explained.

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