Noth­ing wrong with Judith

The singer says she is as healthy as ever and is ex­cited about her up­com­ing TV show

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Bonolo Sekudu

AWARD-WIN­NING jazz and gospel singer Judith Se­phuma did not hold back when she made it known that news of her be­ing in the In­ten­sive Care Unit are bo­gus and ‘crazy’. The mother of five says she is at her health­i­est, rub­bish­ing claims that she is in a health bat­tle of some sort. In a re­cent news­pa­per ar­ti­cle, she is quoted say­ing, “I thought I was go­ing to die”, some­thing that has an­gered her.

JUDITH DIS­MISSES RE­PORTS

She re­sponded on so­cial me­dia by say­ing, “Al­most four years ago, I did get a health scare. But not now or any­time re­cent. I am ok. I am not in any dan­ger and I am def­i­nitely not in ICU.”

Re­ports about this al­leged health bat­tle prompted the singer, who of­ten prefers keep­ing her per­sonal life pri­vate, to let us in on her ex­tra-mu­ral ac­tiv­i­ties when she is not on stage.

She wrote on so­cial me­dia, “A few weeks ago, I de­cided to take on a swim­ming class be­cause I love wa­ter and I got tired of not be­ing able to swim. I am so ex­cited about my swim­ming les­son. I posted a video on In­sta­gram af­ter my first les­son which in­spired so many peo­ple who want to learn how to swim.”

Judith has ac­tu­ally burnt some calo­ries, look­ing slim and trim. She cred­its this to her train­ing and healthy diet.

“I have been healthy so much so that train­ing has be­come part of my life­style. I've added swim­ming now,” she wrote.

NEW JOUR­NEY

When she is not in­dulging in her new hobby, she is pre­par­ing for her new ex­cit­ing role in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. She has added one ac­co­lade to her jour­ney as a host of a tele­vi­sion show. Her new show called, The Flair, is set to air on GauTV (DStv chan­nel 265) in Oc­to­ber.

GauTV has ex­pressed its de­light at hav­ing an artist of Judith’s cal­i­bre join­ing the tele­vi­sion chan­nel. View­ers can ex­pect to see Judith en­gage in cap­ti­vat­ing con­ver­sa­tions with fel­low South African artists.

OVER­COM­ING HARD TIMES

Judith has re­mained suc­cess­ful de­spite chal­lenges she faced in her life over the past few years, mat­ters that could have bro­ken her but didn’t.

Judith was mar­ried to her first hus­band, jazz mu­si­cian Se­laelo Selota, and they have three chil­dren to­gether.

She got mar­ried again and in 2016 di­vorced from her sec­ond hus­band, Siphiwe Mh­lambi, whom she has two chil­dren with. In 2014 the cou­ple sadly lost their three-month-old baby girl.

As if the woes in her per­sonal life were not enough, in 2013, Judith was also in­volved in an ac­ci­dent where an el­derly woman passed away, some­thing Judith says af­fected her and broke her heart.

Fast for­ward to 2017, Judith has a lot to look for­ward to. Her sec­ond gospel al­bum ti­tled, The Wor­ship, is out. She of­fi­cially launched it in her home prov­ince, Lim­popo, re­cently.

Judith Se­phuma is work­ing hard to put her painful past be­hind her and focus on the fu­ture

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