‘It’s going well’ with Riaan Benadé after stroke


The Afrikaans singer, Riaan Benadé, shared a message with his fans from his hospital bed: “It’s going well.”

The 31-year-old singer announced on social media on Sunday that he had a stroke last week.

“My head feels foggy when I get up, but I think he’s just a little tired of fighting,” Riaan revealed in a Facebook video today (July 10).

“Thank you very much for everyone’s good wishes. You really assisted me so well.”

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Doctors have not yet been able to determine what exactly caused the stroke, but they know that it was not major.

“All I know is that my Father in heaven still makes miracles happen. I am blessed and so grateful to say that the symptoms were all gone by Thursday afternoon. I haven’t experienced any side effects so far. I can’t wait to share this story. It’s one that testifies to God’s goodness and favor,” the singer shared on Instagram on Sunday.

Benadé had to cancel his performance on Saturday night at the Oppi Kus Music Festival in Margate. He apologized to the organizers and fans. “I was really looking forward to that show! I hope to see you next year.”

He is grateful for his supporters’ support and describes it as “a belt under the heart.”

“Systemically, I will heal,” he said in the video.

“All I can say is thank you.”