Lira shares health update three months after stroke: ‘I can talk, I can write’

On 19 April, award-winning singer-songwriter Lira suffered a stroke while in Germany for a gig which impacted her ability to communicate and her speech. Three months since the incident, the Feel Good hitmaker has shared an update with her fans and she is doing well! 

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In April, it was reported that Lira was unable to perform in Germany after the stroke and had returned to South Africa for treatment. 

“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,” said the 43-year-old’s team via her Instagram page

Shortly after receiving a nomination at the South African Music Awards (Samas) for the remix of her classic hit, Feel Good featuring DJ Maphorisa, Lira said she was slowly recovering.


Taking to Instagram on Thursday 23 June, Lira said 22 June marked three months since she had the stroke and she is proud of herself for making “awesome” progress. 

“Your prayers have been massively appreciated,” she wrote. 

“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!” 


Fans came together in Lira’s Instagram comments to send her well wishes following her latest health update. 

@thabithabiso8 wrote: “So proud of you. Indeed something inside [is] so strong. Glad you’re healing well. Look at God.”

@i_am_rirhandzum wrote: “Wishing you a speedy recovery and complete healing. Modimo ke oo”

@iam.sofaya wrote: “Heaven. YES, you’re gonna make it, you already have my honey. It’s just a matter of time! Sending you my love and prayers.” 

@lenamakena wrote: “Sending you more love and light! Praying and believing for your full recovery.”

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