Gospel singer, Dr Tumi, has had to reschedule dates for his world tour due to him suffering from extreme exhaustion.
The star's PR company, HM Entertainers, issued a statement to SowetanLive on behalf of Dr Tumi, saying, "The Connect Tour weekend event was postponed to a new date as Dr Tumi has started treatment for his long-standing condition of insomnia."
The company added that the gospel singer's condition and struggle to sleep has been ongoing for months, but he is currently on treatment, which includes sleep therapy.
Dr Tumi, whose real name is Tumisang Makweya, has postponed his next tour stop in Zambia, which should have been this Saturday. He left his fans fuming after postponing his performance at The Ridge Hotel in Emalahleni, Witbank at the 11th hour last Friday.
Dr Tumi has already taken his international Connect Tour to Polokwane, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Botswana.
He was supposed to perform in Zambia this Saturday and in Zimbabwe on 27 April, however HM Entertainment confirmed that both the dates had to be postponed. The tour was scheduled from April to July to take place in Northern Cape, North West, KZN, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Swaziland and then the UK.
"Concerning his tour dates, there will be a few changes to accommodate the Witbank postponement. All those who had already purchased tickets for his show in Witbank will be fully reimbursed and the message had been communicated to Computicket.," read the statement.
Dr Tumi will however perform his shows during the Easter weekend, including the All White Gospel Sunday show at Sun Arena this Sunday. He did however thank everyone for their support and prayers.
Four days ago, Briefly.co.za reported that there comes a time in everyone’s life where they turn to others for help, as was the case for gospel musician, Dr Tumi. He took the brave step of sharing with his fans how he has struggled to cope with exhaustion and asked them to pray for him.
Tumi took the time to ask for forgiveness for all the calls and messages he had not responded to. He said that he just needed time to rest and to escape from everything.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Tumi posted a tweet to all his fans last week conveying to them that he was unaware of just how tired he was. He said that he requires one day to be able to just breathe and to get into bed early and have a peaceful night’s sleep.
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