Oliver Mtukudzi suffered heart problems and failed to travel to the United Kingdom recently for the London Jazz Festival.
This was revealed by the festival organisers in a statement. Mtukudzi was scheduled to perform at the festival that took place on November 18, but his doctors advised him against travelling.
He was scheduled to perform at the festival dubbed â€śThe Boyâ€™s Doinâ€™ Itâ€ť together with Hugh Masekelaâ€™s old touring band, Selema Masekela, and Sibongile Khumalo. The festival went on as planned without Mtukudzi.
In a statement the festival organisers said: â€śSadly Oliver Mtukudzi suffered heart problems this week (last week) . . . â€śHe is stable and recovering, but wonâ€™t be able to take part in this concert. We all wish Oliver a swift and complete recovery.â€ť
Oliver Mtukudzi, also known as “Tuku” (short for Mtukudzi) is a singer-songwriter, actor, writer, film director and entrepreneur. With over 60 albums to his name, he is one of Zimbabwe’s top musicians and lead of the band The Black Spirits.
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