DJ Tira suffered a health scare shortly after his 67 minutes on Mandela Day. Sunday Sun can reveal that the Afrotainment boss, real name Mthokosizi Khathi, was rushed to the Umhlanga Netcare emergency room after suffering back pains.
A well-placed source said: “Everything was going well. He was in good spirits as always, but just as we finished our community service in KwaMashu, he started complaining about his heat,saying he felt drowsy.
“But when we got to his house, he was better and went into the studio.”
Another source told Sunday Sun: “He went to the kitchen to fetch refreshments for us. We heard a loud bang from the kitchen door.
“We found him lying on the floor, trying to get up. We carried him to the couch and his wife suggested that we take him to the hospital.
“His wife said she had been telling him to take a break from his busy schedule – but he was being stubborn.”
The SunTeam has learnt through the sources that DJ Tira didn’t get enough sleep, as he was trying to be productive in everything he did.
“During preparations for the Durban July, he didn’t sleep for three whole days.
“Now, he still doesn’t have enough sleep because he’s preparing for his Gumba Fest in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal.”
Sunday Sun contacted DJ Tira, who was at first reluctant to comment, and hung up the phone.
But later on he called the SunTeam, asking: “Why don’t you write about my music or Big Nuz? Why my state of health?
“I went to the hospital due to fatigue. I’m going to take my wife’s and the doctors’ orders and rest.”
Sorce: Sunday Sun