Nigeria’s Veteran journalist, Azuka Jebose, who is quite known on social media as a crusader who intervenes in medical challenges, has disclosed that doctors once gave reggae musician, Majek Fashek, five years to live because of damages caused by alcohol abuse.
The former Punch columnist and writer made the statement following reports that Majek has been hospitalised in a London hospital for suspected schizophrenia.
“Majek has a bad liver from years of alcoholism. I do not know how he has survived to these times,” Jebose said.
The journalist once took it upon himself to help rehabilitate the ‘Send Down the Rain’ singer.
“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,” he added.
Jebose recalled how he and Charles Novia alerted the public to the singer’s schizophrenia but “his manager went to the media to deny and accused us of using Majek to make money.”
Majek, born Majekodunmi Fasheke, has a history of alcohol addiction.
He has been in and out of rehabs, with flashes of recovery usually followed by a relapse.