MUSIC fans from South African and all over the world have showered Afro-pop and soul singer Lira, who has suffered a stroke, with love and well wishes.
Lira – real name Lerato Moipone Molapo – suffered a stroke while touring Germany. She is back in SA and undergoing treatment.
According to the family in a statement, the 44-year-old singer travelled to Germany for a performance and suffered a stroke while there.
In a statement, the family said: “Her ability to communicate, in particular, her speech, has been impacted. She is currently undergoing treatment here in South Africa, led by the best medical team available. 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.”