No matter how healthy you try to be, life will always throw a few scares your way

Several of South Africa’s biggest stars had to deal with some serious health scares in 2019.

Some of the conditions caused them to miss out on work and lead to depression.

Despite their health challenges, they remained positive and shared their stories to help inspire their fans and others going through similar experiences.


Singer Shekhinah had a health scare that briefly put the brakes on her music career. The Suited hitmaker had to take a three-month break from performing after undergoing surgery.

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“Had surgery three days all went well removed nodules and my tonsils as well as fixing my sinus doctor had booked me off for 3 months July is my last month off then I’m back it’s been frustrating and challenging at the same time so excited to be back for the summer though,” she wrote on Twitter.

Shekhinah returned to the stage after her break and is ready for the busy December period.


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Vusi Nova

Vusi Nova’s health scare also affected his career. He missed out on a performance at the 2019 Mangaung African Cultural Festival after being hospitalised after suffering a bacterial infection.

“Apologies for not being able to perform last night at Macufe, Bloemfontein. Have a bacterial infection that I’m fighting, and my voice is not 100% at the moment. Really feel terrible about last night, but it was something beyond my control. Will make it up to u guys somehow, I promise,” he captioned a video from his hospital bed.


Nina Hastie

Nina Hastie’s health scare caused her to gain five kilograms this year. She revealed in an Instagram post in November that she had contracted glandular fever.

“I had glandular Fever this past year and was unable to exercise, the glandular Fever affected my immune system and because of that lead to some insulin absorption issues – making my body super prone to putting on weight,” she wrote.

Nina added that she also suffered from “slight depression” as a result of her condition and not being able to work out. She revealed her health problems while clapping back at an Instagram user who commented about her weight gain.



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