Lira

Lira is doing better after her stroke in Germany last month. Image via Facebook: Lira

‘Her speech has been impacted’: Lira suffers stroke in Germany

Award-winning singer Lira is back home in South Africa after suffering a stroke in Germany. She is currently undergoing treatment.

Lira

Lira is doing better after her stroke in Germany last month. Image via Facebook: Lira

Award-winning singer-songwriter Lerato Moipone Molapo popularly known as Lira suffered a stroke while in Germany for a gig. In a statement published by Drum, the Feel Good hitmaker’s team has said she is back home in South Africa and is recovering. 

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LIRA SUFFERS STROKE IN GERMANY 

As per Drum, Lira recently travelled to Germany for a gig but unfortunately could not perform after she suffered a stroke.

“As a result, her ability to communicate, in particular, her speech has been impacted,” read the statement. 

Her team highlighted that the 43-year-old singer has returned to South Africa and is undergoing treatment. 

“Her medical team has advised that her journey to recovery will require patience and therefore, it is unlikely that she will be able to perform in the short term.”

“That said, Lira is in good spirits and is surrounded by her loving family and close friends as she journeys towards a full recovery.”

SHE ‘HAS BEEN RECOVERING WELL’

A close friend told the publication that Lira is recovering well at home. 

“We did not want to share the information too early, so we can give her time to recover. She is doing well and has cancelled her concerts. We thank God,” said the friend. 

Taking to Instagram on 19 April, her team thanked South Africa for supporting the singer while she recovers. 

MZANSI SENDS MESSAGES OF SUPPORT 

Taking to Twitter, Lira’s colleagues sent her heartfelt messages of support following the news. 

Radio presenter Hulisani Ravele wrote: “Lifting Lira and her family up in prayer. Happy she’s home and surrounded by her loved ones. Let there be light.”

“We love you Lira. You’ll get through this,” wrote R&B singer Donald. 

“Get well soon Lira, all my love sis,” wrote Thandiswa Mazwai.