Samkelo “Samthing Soweto” Mdolomba has thanked fans for their concerns about his health and says that he is not sick, but just going through a lot. This comes after weeks of many fans expressing their concerns about the singer’s health while other body-shamed him.
“Sumthing Soweto what’s wrong”
— Norma Dlamini (@NormaDlamini_) November 17, 2019
“I just wanted to address the recent thing that’s happening about people talking about my weight and stuff. Yaz bafethu, you are not wrong; I am going through a lot,” he said.
“I just wanted to thank everyone who sent a prayer, who sent a loving message in support. I really appreciate it.”
“I am not dying. I am okay. I am not ill”, he laughed.
“I have just changed my lifestyle. There are things I no longer do, things I don’t eat, and there are physical activities I do every day. Those things have made me to change. I have changed, that’s why I look like this,” the singer said.
Samthing Soweto addresses his weight loss journey and says he changed his lifestyle which contributed towards him losing weight. pic.twitter.com/neC7Mmkvnm
— Musa Khawula (@MusaKhawula) May 23, 2022
Since the Omama Bomthandazi singer spoke out, many took to social media to commend his courage while others condemned the trolling that he underwent:
“Hands off Samthing Soweto, didn’t you people bully enough celebrities already. When something happens to him yall will come here running with abo ‘love and light to his family’ just this is disgusting now!!!”
Hands off Samthing Soweto , didn’t you people bully enough celebrities already. When something happens to him y’all will come here running with abo “ love and light to his family “ just this is disgusting now!!!
— Sinethemba. (@SinethembaSol) May 20, 2022
“When something happens to Samthing Soweto please don’t delete tweets and scream lets be kind m*#nu yenu”
When something happens to Samthing Soweto please don’t delete tweets and scream let’s be kind msunu yenu..
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) May 20, 2022
There was widespread concern about the singer’s health after he took to Instagram to express his sadness over the passing of late rapper Riky Rick in February.
In an online video, speaking after Riky’s death he said:
“Life is tough. Let’s try to take care of each other as much as we can. It’s not easy. Take care of your family. Life is really tough, it is really tough.”
“Something wrong here lets take care of each other! sumthin soweto”
something wrong here lets take care of each other!sumthing soweto.! https://t.co/bmAoG7YaXS
— Mawande (@Mawande12340797) March 15, 2022
Most recently, his fans took to the comments section to express their concern about his health and wellbeing, after the singer took to Instagram to post a picture of himself.