Bobby van Jaarsveld has left his fans and followers reeling in panic after he posted pictures of himself in hospital on Wednesday
The Afrikaans crooner revealed that he had been admitted to undergo a number of tests, although he stopped short of revealing exactly what medical personnel were testing for.
The singer posted a series of scary pics of himself hooked up to various devices including an oxygen mask.
“It will all be ok in the end, if it’s not ok it’s not the end…. spending a couple of nights in the hospital for a load of tests,” he initially posted.
On Thursday he followed up with another post, although this one was less in good spirits: “Just when I thought things couldn’t get worse ..I look like a freakin blow up fish and a terrorist combo”.
And later in the day, he gave his followers a health update, revealing the taxing toll the tests had taken on his body. He also claimed that doctors had been monitoring his brain activity and suspected he was suffering from sleep apnoea – a disorder that can hamper breathing and result in serious conditions like cardiovascular disease, weight gain and even impotence.
“I stop breathing about 20 times an hour when I sleep for sometimes as long as 40 seconds. It’s almost 160 times a night that I stop breathing”, he wrote in Afrikaans.
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Hi Almal ! Hoop dit gaan goed by elkeen van julle. Baie dankie vir almal se boodskappe ek waardeer dit ongelooflik baie en ek lees ALLES . Kan nie alles antw nie so daarom skryf ek gou die …. ek sien daar is ñ paar mense wat ongelukkig is omdat ek nie sê presies wat aangaan nie maar om die waarheid te sê weet ek self ook nog nie presies nie. Die toetse sal eers later uitkom… so ons doen ñ hele paar toetse waaronder my suur vlakke in my liggaam na gekyk word ( ek het al 3 mantelvliesbreuk operasies gehad ) en my stembande ondersoek word ( ek het al 4 stem operasies gehad ) en dan ondersoek hulle my breingolwe asook Slaap Apnea omdat ek so 20 keer per uur ophou asemhaal as ek slaap vir partykeer solank as 40 sekondes. Dis amper 160 keer per nag wat ek ophou asemhaal. Baie weird ek weet….. ek hoop ek word vandag ontslaan maar andersins môre. Ek mis my vrou en kinders ongelooflik baie. Weereens Dankie vir almal boodskappe. Ek sal fine wees ❤️
The star also revealed he had previously undergone four vocal procedures and three operations on his hernia!
Wishing him a safe and speedy recovery!