Kabelo signed copies of the book for fans who showed up for the launch at Exclusive Books.
Danny K and several other celebrities came out to support Kabelo on the night.
The ten-time SAMA award winner shares his struggle with drug addiction in the book, admitting he spent R1-million on cocaine.
“I had checked out of rehab at the end of 2002. Between the launches of my second and my fourth solo albums, I was busy staying clean, I was touring and performing. I put on weight so gradually that I didn’t really notice it until one morning in 2004. I sat down on my bed and I literally couldn’t tie my shoelaces. Usually I could just take a deep breath, I would suck in my gut, and then I would just manage to get down. And suddenly I couldn’t.” he writes in the book.
Kabelo, who has run eight Comrades Marathons, also shares advice for runners and training programmes.
The way I ❤️ these guys. Let me tell you a quick story: @kabelomabalane was at our house so often, many years ago that whenever I would say 'Baby', calling @zeebala, he would answer. So for purposes of clarity, @zeebala was Baby #1 and @kabelomabalane was Baby #2. I am so proud of Baby #2 and all he has accomplished over the many years I've known him. And he is so funny. Whoooo, Lordt! We have laughed. Congratulations on the book "I ran for my life" - can't wait to get stuck in. Love you my friend. #onwardsandupwards #kabelomabalane #booklaunch