Cape Town – South African musician Samkelo “Samthing Soweto” Mdolomba has taken to social media to address concerns about his drastic weight loss.
He said he was not ill but rather going through a lifestyle change.
Last week, Samthing Soweto posted a picture of himself on Instagram. The picture, however, received mixed reactions from social media users who noticed that he had lost some weight.
Take a look at the picture below:
I really don’t know what Samthing Soweto is going through but let’s pray for him😭💔 pic.twitter.com/cpNPVbCASt
— Blackjesus (@Tedizzy1999) May 19, 2022
Realising that his fans were starting to get worried, he took to Instagram on Monday to clarify why he had lost weight.
Samthing Soweto admitted that besides his lifestyle change, he was also going “through a lot”.
“I just wanted to address the recent thing that’s happening about people talking about my weight and stuff. Yazi bafethu, you are not wrong; I am going through a lot.
“I’m not dying, I’m OK. I’m not sick, I’ve just changed my lifestyle. There are things I don’t do and eat anymore, There are things I do every day, physical activity. Those things make people change. So that’s why I look like this.” said Samthing Soweto.
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Many tweeps showed him support.
Take a look at some of the Twitter reactions below:
Samthing Soweto is such a humble and sweet human being.❤️
— DJ Ace (@DJAceSA) May 23, 2022
Samthing Soweto is such a sweet and unproblematic human being. You can sense just how genuine he is.
— Tomi Rikhotso (@TomiRikhotso) May 23, 2022
Ahh Samthing Soweto is such a sweet person, he didn’t even have to address the rumours but he did. He’s such a light with his amazing music 🥺❤️.
— Gugs✨ (@__Gugulethu) May 23, 2022
I respect Samthing Soweto for not using this opportunity to rant but instead show love and gratitude to everybody even though most of their opinions were negative. I really hope he gets better.
— Sisah (@SisandaKhoza) May 23, 2022
Picture: Facebook/ Samthing Soweto
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo