The manager of popular Tanzanian musician Ommy Dimpoz has rubbished rumours suggesting that the artiste’s health condition has extremely deteriorated, resulting in his admission into the Intensive Care Unit.
Ommy Dimpoz underwent throat surgery in South Africa nearly four months ago.
Rumours about Ommy Dimpoz’s admission into the high dependency unit at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg surfaced online recently, when different Tanzanian celebrities claimed that the musician needed prayers, since he was “gravely ill in the ICU”.
Rockstar 4000 Entertainment manager, Seven Mosha, who also manages Ommy Dimpoz’s music career, says the “Baadaye” hit-maker is “doing fine, and responding well to treatment”.
“Recently, the musician went for medical examination in hospital; an exercise he is supposed to do after every three months. The doctors say that would help in monitoring his health progress,” Seven Mosha told Tanzania’s MCL Digital.
“Dimpoz is healthy. [Contrary to what is being circulated online about his admission into ICU], the musician is recuperating at home.
In a June, 2018 video clip posted to his Instagram page, Ommy Dimpoz revealed that he had undergone a “major surgical operation”, and that he hoped all would go well.
“I passed through a difficult period after undergoing a major surgical procedure. I was hospitalised for 15 days after the surgical operation. I hope I will come back stronger. Currently, I am on bed rest. I thank everyone who sent me get-well-soon messages, and those who prayed for me. I believe everything will be fine,” he said in the video clip, which has been his last post on his Instagram page to date.
Several celebrities in the entertainment industry have taken to Instagram to wish Ommy Dimpoz a quick recovery.
Musician Diamond Platnumz, who Ommy Dimpoz once differed with publicly in the past, said on Instagram: “May God ease your [health] burden so that you can recover quickly and return to the entertainment scene.”
Tanzanian actress Wema Sepetu said: “[Ommy Dimpoz], you are stronger than you think, you are courageous than you think; … you can overcome whatever that is holding you down right now in the name of Allah… You will be fine before you know it, that hospital bed is not for you.”
Kenyan singer Avril, who collaborated with Ommy Dimpoz in the hit song “Hello Babby”, said: “Get well soon, my friend.”
Radio Citizen presenter Willy Tuva on Sunday, August 26 said: “On this holy day, I kindly ask you to pray for Ommy Dimpoz as he continues to seek medical treatment. Say a prayer for him.”
Kenyan singer Nameless said on Instagram: “I am praying with you [Ommy Dimpoz], bro. All shall be well. May God quicken your recovery.”