- South African veteran actress Sophie Lichaba has opened up about a demon she has been battling
- The media personality admitted that she suffered from depression, which led to her extreme weight loss
- At the peak of her depression, Lichaba said that she could not see how much weight she was losing, she was completely unaware
South African actress Sophie Lichaba has made headlines for her rapid weight loss over the years. She has mostly attributed it to being diagnosed with diabetes. The actress has now also opened up about her battle with depression that blinded her to the severe weight loss.
Speaking on Radio 2000 recently, the former Generations actress said that the weight loss resulted from her going through a dark period in her life.
“I was at the deepest point of depression. I can't even explain it. When I think about it, I am like 'God, you saved me' because I would look in the mirror and see the same voluptuous woman. You wear the same clothes, the same style at that size and you still think it is normal. That is how deep it was, I couldn't see a thing."
Sophie only realised that things were bad when she saw pictures of herself on social media. She admitted that the hardest part was accepting that her body no longer looked healthy.
The source of her depression came from the many fake reports of her death that trended on social media last year.
Briefly News reported that Sophie Lichaba is sick and tired of the rumours surrounding her health. The actress has slammed the recent reports that she was hospitalised due to poor health.
According to the claims, Lichaba was fighting for her life. But the beloved media personality is perfectly fine. She, however, was not fine with the cruel rumour-mongering. Taking to Instagram, Sophie posted:
“Happy Sunday, Angels. I was reminded yet again that the devil is never happy with one’s restoration. As he meddles I move forward. Olebetse Satane whose daughter I am. Living my life like its Golden. And it is!!"
She went on to say:
“Hear it from me darlings and My God as key witness. I’m living my life like it's Golden. With this silly diabetes, I’m still here. We launch and celebrate those who survived not to mock them. We're the true ambassadors of this survival movement. Toast to a fabulous life. Let them bored ones talk, akere they are bored, let’s keep them talking. Nna I’m just so excited you!"
We were glad to hear that she is doing well, and so were her fans.
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