In April, Lira’s team announced that the musician had a stroke while she was out of the country for work.
“To Lira’s beloved fans, clients, and associates: As Lira’s family, we would like to take this opportunity to share some recent developments regarding Lira’s health. Lira recently traveled to Germany for performance but unfortunately suffered a stroke whilst there. As a result, her ability to communicate, in particular, her speech, has been impacted.”
Lira suffered a stroke, which resulted in her loss of speech, while she was in Germany, where she was scheduled to perform.
In a post she shared later in May, the “Feel Good” hitmaker thanked her fans for their “overwhelming love, support and prayers”.
“I am recovering well. Physically I have been unaffected, I am strong and healthy. The stroke has unfortunately affected my speech, however, I am making lots of progress every day,” said Lira.
“I will be taking some time to focus on my recovery. Please keep your prayers coming, I can’t wait to be back soon. All my love.”
Fans and friends of Lira followers took to the comment section of the post to share their messages of love and well wishes for the singer.
Media personality and author Basetsana Kumalo wrote: “God bless you, sweetheart, He’s got you in the palm of His hand. ❤️❤️❤️”
“Look at u nana. It was beautiful the other day. I’m so proud of you and we keep praying. #LetTheBeLight,” commented radio and television presenter Penny Lebyane.
“Praying for your full recovery Sis ❤️🙏🏽 lots of love,” added gospel star Ntokozo Mbambo.
In April, Lira’s family shared the devastating news of the singer’s stroke in a statement issued on social media.
“As Lira’s family, we would like to take this opportunity to share some recent developments regarding Lira’s health. Lira recently travelled to Germany for performance but unfortunately suffered a stroke whilst there.
“As a result, her ability to communicate, in particular, her speech, has been impacted,” read the statement.
The family also announced that Lira was undergoing treatment and she would be taking some time off from her music and the spotlight to focus on her full recovery.
“That said, Lira is in good spirits and is surrounded by her loving family and close friends as she journeys towards a full recovery,” read the statement.
Lira, who recently partnered with MyMastery, said she wants to help upcoming artists build sustainable careers.
As a master of the art of performance, Lira offered young creatives valuable and practical tips on how to survive the industry. “I’ve always been passionate about sharing everything I have learnt in pursuing a creative career because I know what it’s like to have your gift feel like a constant niggle that won’t go away,” she said.
She shared a video clip from one of her remarkable performances of her hit single “Something Inside So Strong,” with a caption: “Yesterday marked three months since I had a stroke.
“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!”
She continued: “I’ve made such awesome progress. I’m proud of myself and I give thanks to God. Your prayers have been massively appreciated.”
Fans and industry friends flooded Lira’s comment section, to thank God and celebrate the singer’s milestone.
“Amen. God is watch from a distance baby girl. Let there be light. ❤️🙏🏾,” wrote veteran singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka
“God is good!🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️” commented actress and filmmaker Connie Ferguson.
“God sees, He knows and He cares. You are the apple of His eye. Jehovah Rapha, our healer is with you darling. Sending you deep love Sis’. 🙏🏽♥️🌹,” said TV producer Basetsana Kumalo.
“Sending you so much love,” expressed Gospel sstar Lebo Sekgobela.
“❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️we love you. May God show off with your life,” added actress Salamina Mosese.
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