Cape Town – Award-winning South African singer Lira says her healing journey after suffering a stroke has taught her to “slow down, smell the roses and savour each moment”.
The singer, whose real name is Lerato Moipone Molapo, suffered a stroke while away for a performance in Germany in April.
The stroke affected her speech.
The singer has been diligent in updating her followers on her recovery journey.
In her last update, Lira told her fans that speech was still challenge but shared a video of herself singing during rehearsal with the Mzansi Youth Choir.
Recently, she took to her Instagram page to reflect on her five-month healing journey.
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“Five months and still alive and kicking. I’m grateful for the gift of life. I’m making incredible progress and enjoying the much-needed break. One lesson I’ve learnt is to slow down, smell the roses and savour each moment,” she wrote on her Instagram timeline.
Her fans and industry colleagues took to the comments section and wished her well.
“The hospital bed slowed me down because I never rested in my whole career, until I was sick. We thank God for life Sisi,” wrote gospel singer Kholeka Dubula.
Another follower told Lira to give herself time while she is on her healing journey.
“Take your time sweetheart. Give yourself the gift of healing without pressure. There is a lot to learn through this journey. So be in every moment. Your life will be enriched by this. Sending you streams of grace.”wrote the follower.
Picture: Facebook / Lira
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe