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SA celebs who have had serious health scares in 2019

Vusi Nova

No matter how healthy you try to be, life will always throw a few scares your way
Several of South Africa’s biggest stars had to deal with some serious health scares in 2019. Some of the conditions caused them to miss out on work and lead to depression.

Despite their health challenges, they remained positive and shared their stories to help inspire their fans and others going through similar experiences.


Singer Shekhinah had a health scare that briefly put the brakes on her music career. The Suited hitmaker had to take a three-month break from performing after undergoing surgery.

Vusi Nova
Vusi Nova’s health scare also affected his career. He missed out on a performance at the 2019 Mangaung African Cultural Festival after being hospitalised after suffering a bacterial infection.

Vusi Nova

“Apologies for not being able to perform last night at Macufe, Bloemfontein. Have a bacterial infection that I’m fighting, and my voice is not 100% at the moment. Really feel terrible about last night, but it was something beyond my control. Will make it up to u guys somehow, I promise,” he captioned a video from his hospital bed.

Nina Hastie

Nina Hastie
Nina Hastie’s health scare caused her to gain five kilograms this year. She revealed in an Instagram post in November that she had contracted glandular fever

Natasha Thahane
Actress Natasha Thahane took to Twitter in March to reveal that she was not “copying” as a result of her battle with anaemia. She said the condition was affecting her day-to-day life.

Natasha Thahane

“Excessive weight loss. Pale skin. A simple day’s work is enough to leave you exhausted & you feel tired and sleepy even after a good night sleep. Not copying,” she tweeted.

Gail Mabalane
Gail Mabalane shaved off all her hair in 2019 after being diagnosed with a condition that causes hair loss.

Gail Nkoane Mabalane

“A few months ago I went to the salon for a routine hair wash. To my shock, after my wash, a big chunk of my hair was GONE!!! After a few weeks of “self-medicating”, I decided to consult a dermatologist. CCCA – Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia was the diagnosis. Simply put… a very common cause of Alopecia or hair loss in black women,” she wrote.

In other news – Dead body dumbed at Old Mutual offices following claim dispute

A KwaZulu-Natal family brought a corpse to an Old Mutual office following a claim dispute after the insurer allegedly failed to pay up.

Mtshali family from KwaDukuza

A video circulated widely on social media, shows family members dropping the body at the insurer’s office. Read more

Source: ALL4Women