Toss Announces He's Taking A Break From The Spotlight

He wants to focus on his mental health

By  | May 10, 2022, 10:55 AM 

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Amapiano star Pholoso Masombuka, famously known as Toss, is undoubtedly one of the country's rising stars and he is currently at the peak of his career. The musician rose to superstardom after releasing his smash hit Umlando and his career skyrocketed.

In light of many celebrities admitting to being depressed and some even allegedly taking their lives. Toss has taken to his Instagram account to announce that he will be taking a break from the spotlight, to focus on his mental health. He posted a video that shows how hard he works. The video features clips of his gigs, travel experiences, and living his best life.

But, he says despite his achievements, his mental health is deteriorating and he's taking a break from the business. "I career is doing amazing, kodwa i personal life iyakhabatheka (My personal life is affected). Have a few things to sort out personally so ngizoba off for is’khath (I will be off for some time).

Hade for any inconveniences to ama promoter and nabantu who want to cav me rock my mental health iza k’qala bafwethu (My mental health comes first), I’ll be back to operate with you guys soon for now ithi ngiyo thola usizo (let me get some help)!!! Nisale niba Qhamela, ngiyan’ncanywa," he captioned the post.

Toss has been making headlines for the wrong reasons lately. This follows after he fainted on stage while performing. His fans were left concerned about his well being. He released a statement via his Instagram account and said he fainted due to fatigue. He assured his fans that he was doing well.

"I just wanted to inform you that I am doing well.. I saw a video that has been circulating on Twitter and I just wanted to give you an update that I am okay and I appreciate the love and positive energies that you are sending out to me," he said.

"I appreciate everything. I will come back stronger and I wanted to apologize to the promoter for what happened. I hope the show went well after I had left," he said, thanking his fans for their support. Toss also thanked his mother with a freestyled verse, “I wouldn’t have survived the past few days without my mother. It’s been a tough week for her, but she stood for me when I couldn’t stand for myself!!! Ngiyabonga (thank you) for everything Ma!!! Ngisazok’jabulisa!!! Ak’pheleli La , Themba mina,” he wrote.

A few days after the incident he went live on and started crying. He told his fans that he needed to be loved more. Speaking to TshisaLive he said at the time he  that he was suicidal.

“When I went live I was suicidal. I just wanted to speak about it, I didn’t want to cry. I just wanted to tell people how tough it is. It’s not as glamorous as it looks. I wanted to speak about what was happening at that time, I  could say anything. It was really crazy. My heart was broken.

“I was trying to vent. I couldn’t vent to my friends because they were part of the problem at that time, same with my family. Everyone was not understanding me at that time. I thought perhaps the people on the Live would want to give me an ear because no-one was trying to do that. I just needed some love.”

Toss is not the first celeb to take a break from the lime light to focus on his mental health. Lasizw Dambuza also made headlines early this year when he announced that he would be checking himself into a mental health institution.  "I have been so depressed. I have decided to fight this by taking a break and dealing with this 1 on 1," he shared.

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