Well wishes are pouring in for the Lerato, Molapo, affectionately known as Lira. The award-winning singer suffered a stroke in Germany, according to a statement from the family.
The 44-year had travelled to Germany for a performance when she suffered a stroke, and has since returned home to receive medical care.
The family also communicated through the statement that Lira’s speech has been impaired, and while she’s on the mend, “her journey will require patience and therefore it is unlikely that she will be able to perform in the short term.”
They went on to assure her fans that she is in good spirits and is surrounded by her loving family and close friends. These are some of the touching messages shared on Twitter.
Let’s keep her in our prayers.
Speedy recovery to Lira ❤️ pic.twitter.com/t2jOHs8Ynn
— Rimolka 🇿![CDATA]>🇦 🇧![CDATA]>🇼 (@IAmRimolka) April 19, 2022
WE LOVE YOU LIRA ❤️ you’ll get through this
— #DonaldDreams (@DonaldInDenial) April 19, 2022
Lifting Lira and her family up in prayer. 🥺![CDATA]>🙏![CDATA]>🏾 Happy she’s home and surrounded by her loved ones. Let there be light. 💛
— Hulisani Ravele (@HulisaniRavele) April 19, 2022
This morning, @Miss_LIRA my Love, I ask the Angels of the Lord to surround & take care of you. May your recovery be swift & complete. May our God of Restoration restore you as you recuperate. I love you, Nompopi, & cannot wait to hear your laughter again❤️❤️💐![CDATA]>🤗 #LetThereBeLight pic.twitter.com/AYJZiTKKOz
— Thami Ngubeni (@LifeWithThami) April 20, 2022
The Feel Good Hitmaker is also the first African woman to be honoured and celebrated with a Barbie doll. The Lira doll is part of Barbie’s ongoing efforts to elevate the conversation around representation and inclusivity.
We wish Lira a speedy recovery.