by ‘Jola Sotubo
Vast of Nigerian music duo Bracket recently returned home to pomp and fanfare after successfully receiving treatment for cancer and beating the disease.
The singer returned home last week and has now revealed that he was given a stern warning by his doctor. Vast was instructed by medical personnel to stay away from unprotected sex until the effects of the chemotherapy treatment he was given had worn off.
The now healthy star tells all about his battle with cancer and the aftermath in an interview with Saturday Beats.
Read excerpts below:
“It all started when we went on an American tour and I started feeling feverish. I found myself taking my bath with hot water even on a very hot day. That was when I started noticing something was wrong. I noticed that whenever I drank alcohol, the fever would come in an aggressive way. I eventually went to a hospital in London. The doctor told me not to worry that everything would be fine. He said to start the treatment, they would have to do something that would allow them take something from my spine. It was a very painful procedure.”
About how he felt when pictures of him looking ill surfaced:
“When the picture leaked, we were not happy initially. I was very skinny but when I saw the response from the fans, I was shocked. I did not know people liked me that much. Trust me; there was a female fan that said that if I died, she was going to die. I nearly cried and said God, if you save me, I would make these people one of the happiest people on earth. That was why I went to the studio and began singing like I never did before. I took myself back to the days when we sang ‘Yori Yori’,” he said
He also told Saturday Beats that the doctors warned him to stay away from unprotected sex for about three months. They said if he impregnates a girl, the baby may not form normally as he still has residues of the chemotherapy in his system.