I Begged God To Take My Life – Adekunle Gold Opens Up On Battle With Sickle Cell Anaemia

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Famous Nigerian singer, Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko, known professionally as Adekunle Gold has revealed that he once wished he had died as he reveals what it feels like to suffer from sickle cell anemia.

The hitmaker in a lengthy letter addressed to his fans revealed that he has struggled with the disease since he was a child. He revealed that the disease had a toll on his physical and mental well-being.




“It feels liberating to finally be able to share this part of my life with you, to finally be able to speak my truth. When I talk about how I struggled to get to where I am today, I need you to know that my struggle was real. I was born with sickle cell disease.

It was life and death, it was physical, mental, financial, you name it and I went through it all. It was tough, painful, and frustrating. I lived with a sickness no one around me understood, I lived with restrictions all my childhood. I wasn’t able to join some of the most minor child play and liberating activities like going out in the rain.”

The singer added that it got to a point where he wanted it all to come to an end so he would be free from the pain and trauma he went through.

“I was a burden for some. Living with sickle cell is far from living a normal life. One of the most intense crises I had was at the age of 20, I remember laying in my bed in the middle of the night asking for an end to it all”

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