Moonchild was recently in hospital with a case of malaria. She was hospitalized for four days after being diagnosed. The 32 year-old contracted the disease while performing in Malawi.
She talked to the Sowetan about her ordeal. “It was scary. I remember telling myself there is no way this is going to come out and [have people] say, ‘rest in peace Moonchild’,” she said.
The muso remains positive and even made humour of her situation. “I did see Jesus and his eyes are squint.”
She didn’t realise that she was infected and mistook her symptoms for just tiredness and jet lag.
“I was in and out of consciousness. I was so weak and we initially thought it was just jet lag. So, I was travelling and didn’t know that I had malaria in my system… Apparently when they called the ambulance I was so delirious that I pushed my friend. It was crazy… I got so lucky. Every doctor kept saying your timing was so vital.”
The star was out on medical rest for a month and ended up cancelling all her shows. Now she is ready to get back on stage and do her thing! This weekend she will be at the Rage in the City, alongside Sho Madjozi, Nasty C, Kabza de Small and Boity.