From Tafadzwa Zimoyo
The legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi did not travel to the UK recently for the London Jazz Festival due to health problems and his manager said yesterday that the singer was resting at home.
Tuku was scheduled to perform at the prestigious festival on November 18, but his doctors advised him against traveling.
The organizers of the festival announced on their website that the musician could no longer be part of the program because of a heart problem.
In an interview yesterday, his manager manager, Walter Wanyanya, said that the superstar was now well and resting at home after the health scare. "He's fine and he's home in Norton. He did not travel to the UK because his doctors advised him not to travel due to health problems. But he's at home very well, "he said.
Tuku was scheduled to perform at the festival dubbed "The Boy's Doin 'It" along with former touring band Hugh Masekela, Selema Masekela, and Sibongile Khumalo. The organizers of the international jazz show later released a statement informing fans that the musician was not coming.
"Unfortunately, Oliver Mtukudzi suffered heart problems this week (last week). . . "He is stable and is recovering, but he will not be able to participate in this show. We all wish Oliver a quick and complete recovery," the organizers said in his statement.
However, the festival went on as planned without the icon of the song, with some fans wishing it well on social media. This was not the first time that the hitmaker "Neria" failed in relation to health problems. In February 2015, he missed a concert in Bulawayo, where he performed to play alongside South African musician Ringo Madlingozi.
It is said that he failed to travel to the show due to his worst diabetes status, which he only revealed in 2010. The herald