South African songbird Lira, real name Lerato Molapo, left many of her friends and supporters feeling crestfallen after she suffered a stroke while on tour in Germany in 2022.

Despite the severity of the stroke, the Feel Good singer has been making a great recovery and over the last couple of years, shared several health updates.

While she initially struggled with her speech, this week she shared that it has gotten so much better. She also shared how proud she was of herself for making so much progress.

As expected, her fans were overjoyed to hear how well she is doing and have continued to share kind words of support and encouragement.

Lira’s speech finally makes improvement

The year 2022 took off to quite the rocky start for musician Lira who suffered a stroke three months ago while in Germany for a performance.

Shortly after the stroke, her family informed her supporters that she is on the road to recovery and is doing well.

Lira herself appears to be in pretty high spirits as she continues to make progress after the stroke severely impacted her speech.

Lira celebrate after stroke
Lira. Image via Instagram @miss_lira

Heading to Instagram, the songbird shared that she can definitely still sing. At the time, she also added that speech is “challenging”.

Along with the small update, Lira shared a clip of herself rehearsing with the Mzansi Youth Choir.

In the caption she wrote:

“During rehearsal of Return to Me, featuring Mzansi Youth Choir. Speech challenging but I can still sing.”

Making good progress

While she initially struggled with her speech, she headed online this week to share that there have definitely been improvements.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter,) she shared how she did an interview with a local publication and managed to speak pretty well.

“I did my first in person interview with Sunday Times which will be out this Sunday. I’m speaking SO much better – I’m proud of my progress,” she said.

The post received thousands of reactions from her fans and close friends who love that she is slowly returning to her former healthy and full-of-life self.

“With you all the way to full recovery!” a fan said while another wrote:

“Love and light to you Lira. Wishing you a speedy and full speedy.”


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