In the entertainment industry, mental health struggles are not a myth with several artists in the past having died by suicide.
AWARD-winning artist Makhadzi’s fans were right to panic when they came across her worrying post.
Real name Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, the singer over the weekend posted on Facebook: “I am now ending my life for good. RIP to myself. Please don’t call me no one will answer.”
She then deleted the post, but it was already late as screenshots of the post had already made it on to other platforms such as X.
Makhadzi posts and deletes about commiting suicide pic.twitter.com/wEDdhBvvir
— mohau_matji (@matji_mohau) November 11, 2023
As the post gained traction, many began to worry about the performer’s mental health, wondering if she could be suicidal?
Makhadzi, after deleting the post, went back to casually posting on social media, mainly about gigs and her win at the African Entertainment Awards USA.
However her manager, Lucky Tshilimandila, spoke to ZiMoja and confirmed that the singer is looking after her wellbeing.
“She has been busy all year long, and it’s a matter of fatigue and just needing rest,” the management shared.
“Right now she is getting some rest. She is in contact with a medical specialist and is taking things easy.”
Makhadzi is one of the country’s biggest performers; she is constantly being booked in and out of the country.
This year she took on the challenge of releasing her project ‘Mbofholowo’ as an independent artist after leaving record label Open Mic Productions.
“She is a hardworking perfectionist who doesn’t like to disappoint her fans. But she is okay, taking a day or two off and just resting and putting her mental wellness first,” her manager added.