South African singer Lira (Lerato Moipone Molapo, 42) suffered a stroke in Germany, where she was scheduled to perform.
She has since returned to South Africa where she is undergoing medical treatment, but at the moment she is having trouble with her ability to communicate.
It is not known if she will be able to return to her passion for singing. In 2010, she joined a massive lineup of stars, including Alicia Keys, Shakira, and John Legend to perform at the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Concert.
A post was put out today, Monday 20th of April 2022, on Lira’s Facebook page breaking the news.
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 travelled to Germany for a performance but unfortunately suffered a stroke whilst there. As a result, 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. That said, Lira is in good spirits and is surrounded by her loving family and close friends as she journeys towards a full recovery.
We thank you all in advance for your prayers, support, kindness and utmost sensitivity and consideration during this very challenging time in her life.
Let there be light!