Three months ago, while on tour in Europe, Lira had a stroke that impacted her ability to speak; she announced earlier this week that she is able to talk again – this is great news!
South Africa (28 June 2022) – Lira, a South African singer/songwriter famous for her music, three seasons of The Voice South Africa and the first-ever African barbie, suffered a stroke on the 22nd of April this year while on tour in Germany. The stroke affected her ability to communicate; thousands of fans shared their love and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Since her stroke three months ago, Lira has been working with specialists on her rehabilitation and announced via her Facebook page, that she was regaining her ability to talk.
Lira shared her first update about her health in May, explaining that the stroke had not affected her physically and that she felt strong and healthy. However, her speech was affected, and it would mean learning those skills again.
“The stroke has unfortunately affected my speech, however I am making lots of progress every day. I will be taking some time to focus on my recovery. Please keep your prayers coming, I can’t wait to be back soon.”
Now, a month after that communication, she reached out to fans on Facebook to share that things were progressing. She is learning to be patient but is doing well and can read and write.
“Yesterday marked 3 months since I had a stroke. I’ve made such awesome progress- I’m proud of myself and I give thanks to God. Your prayers have been massively appreciated.
I can talk now, although I need a little patience. I can read and I can write.
So much love for me, makes me emotional. I am doing so well!”
Thousands of supporters and fans shared their joy at her update, sending wishes of recovery and love. Along with her message of love for fans and thanks for the support, she shared a clip from one of her past concerts, highlighting the lyric from her song “Something Inside So Strong”.