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Gospel star Fikile Mlomo’s illness revealed

Award-winning South African gospel singer Fikile Mlomo was hospitalized after losing mobility in her legs, the doctors have finally given a diagnosis two months later.

Updating her fans during a Facebook Live session, Mlomo revealed that the doctors told her she has a spinal tumour. As a result, she will undergo surgery.

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, a spinal tumour is an abnormal mass of tissue within or surrounding the spinal cord and/or spinal column. These cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, seemingly unchecked by the mechanisms that control normal cells. Spinal tumours can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

Fikile Mlomo

“I spent the Easter weekend in hospital. While I’m here, I can’t work but I’m accepting everything. Even if I’m unable to walk, I’ll be strong. I’ll accept any outcome,” she said.

The musician also spent her 42nd birthday, which was on 23 March, in hospital.

“I trust that God will get me out of here, that the operation will go well, and I will eventually be discharged so I can continue to sing and praise him. I will never stop worshipping him. I will never stop singing.”

Mlomo, who is well-known for her hit song Hayi Inyweba Abanayo, explained to her fans last month that she did not get injured, nor was she in an accident. The singer said that her lower body became numb, causing her to lose mobility in her legs.

Fikile Mlomo

“I use a walker or a wheelchair. People mustn’t be surprised and think I am acting because people like thinking gospel stars are acting when they tell their stories,” said the singer.

Speaking to ZiMoja, the artist said that she is no longer in pain.

“My whole body was in pain, and the next thing I fainted. I was rushed to hospital, and suddenly I couldn’t walk.

“I know this is the Lord’s will and I am leaving everything in His hands and that of doctors. I know whatever I am going through, the Lord remains in control. I know he won’t leave nor forsake me. I have prayed about it and am not sad. I remain positive whatever the result come back as,” she explained.

In other news – Actress Brenda Ngxoli dumps her spiritual calling as a sangoma

Popular South African actress Brenda Ngxoli has revealed that she has dumped her ancestral calling and is, therefore, no longer practicing as a sangoma.

Brenda Ngxoli

The former The River actress announced in an X post on Thursday, 11 April, that she has dumped her ancestral calling for the Christian faith. The actress said that the birth of her two-year-old daughter, Sky Ngxoli, helped her understand that she was on the wrong path. Read More