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Prince Tendai on the mend


Musician Prince Tendai Mupfurutsa is on a steady recovery from motor neuron disease after getting medical attention in Beijing, China, over the past couple of months.

The musician’s spokesperson Joe “Local” Nyamungoma yesterday said the musician had shown signs of improvement in his speech, which had become blurred, and his arm movement that had stiffened due to the disease.

The musician has been battling motor neuron for more than six months and says his condition was a result of a car accident in which he was involved late last year.
“The improvement is slight, but the doctors have assured him that the recovery will be gradual,” said Nyamungoma.

“He can now handle some objects and fully pronounce some words because of the assistance he got at a hospital in China. We hope he will fully recover in the next few months.”

Mupfurutsa was involved in an accident that damaged his Mercedes Benz ML beyond repair.

In an interview with NewsDay before leaving for China, Mupfurutsa said he had visited a number of countries in search of medical assistance without success.

“I did not feel much pain after the accident, but these complications surfaced about a month later,” he said.

“I do not feel any pain, but doctors say my nerves no longer function properly.

“They say it is either because of shock or impact from the accident.”

He refuted claims that his condition could be a result of stress following his huge loss at the Akon-Sean Paul gig (September 4 2010) saying it was purely a result of the accident.

To register his depression due to the condition the musician has composed a song Something Mysterious that has been compiled with assistance from Soul Bone.

In the song, Mupfurutsa recounts how all hell broke loose in September last year when he was involved in the accident.

He sings about his disturbed nerves and physical stature as well as people he visited in search of assistance for his neuron condition.

The song is the title track to an album released last week which contains most of the musician’s hit songs including Character, Chipo Babe and Zimbolicious.

The album was produced by the musician’s son, Tendai (Jr).

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