Journalist Azuka Jebose has stated that veteran Raggae musician, Majek Fashek, was given five years to live by doctors due to liver problem he had.
Azuka made this known amidst report that Majek Fashek has been hospitalized in London over damage done to his liver by abuse of alcohol.
“Majek has a bad liver from years of alcoholism. I do not know how he has survived to these times,” Jebose said.
Narrating how he once took it upon himself to ensure Majek Fashek get back on his feet, he added:
“About 10 years ago, doctors in Atlanta warned that he (Majek) had five years to live because alcohol had damaged his liver. He cursed them out and checked out of the hospital”.
However, he stated that the singer’s manager accused then of using his predicament to enrich themselves, saying “his manager went to the media to deny and accused us of using Majek to make money.”
Speaking on his health, Majek Fashek’s manager, Uzoma Day Omenka said:
“Although, his medical bill for the surgery has been taken care by this notable Nigerian. I don’t want to mention his name, but we have serious issues with day to day upkeep. As I speak to you, Majek cannot eat and cannot talk, I have to do virtually everything for him. Right now, we are in dire need of finance to survive here in London.
“We spend a lot of money every day to keep him alive. I have approached the Nigerian Embassy here but they abandoned us to our fate.
“Majek has not eaten in days and the only food he can eat has to be specially prepared.
“The truth is, we are stranded here. We are in great debt and we need help urgently if we don’t want this icon to die”.