Hugh Masekela turns down his fans by cancelling his shows and public engagements for the next two months as he is about to undergo a short surgical operation this week.
By Linda Mantshintshi
The sensational Jazz hit maker has experienced a medical condition after a fall on stage that left him injured.
According to TshisaLive, Josh Georgiou, Hugh’s manager, revealed that the maestro was very positive about the medical procedure to repair tendon and ligament damage in his shoulder would be a success.
Georgiou explained that: “We are waiting for the go-ahead from the doctors but he should go in for surgery in the next day or two. He’s absolutely fine. He’s not nervous at all. He will be in the hands of a great medical team and will be back on the road soon.”
Georgiou also reveals that Masekela was once injured back in 1993 but sustained that, although the injury deteriorated when he fell on stage in Morocco last month.
Georgiou elaborated further to say that: “We have had to cancel several shows and Hugh is extremely disappointed that he let his fans down. We are one hundred% sure that he will be fine by August.”
Masekela is a well renowned artist who had spent his entire life doing music local and even abroad and he is been around the game for about 60 years now.
“He still loves making music and will continue for a while longer. He has set up several organisations and foundations to support and keep him busy when he finally decides to call it a day‚ but there are no plans for him to retire at the moment‚” Josh added.
The 78-year-old legendary Masekela, is a political voice who showed huge support through his heartfelt music to our late Tata Nelson Mandela, while he was in imprisonment for 27 years.
Masekela is expected to be back on stage in August since he is supposed to take a six-to-eight-week recovery break.
Credits: TshisaLive, Josh Georgiou