Lucius Banda in fresh BP scare: Slow down, doctors advise

Malawian revellers will be seeing less of musician Lucius Banda after doctors told him to slow down on performances.

The Balaka music icon was admitted to the City Centre Clinic on Saturday after his blood pressure (BP) shot up. He was discharged on Monday evening.

And in an interview yesterday, the Balaka North parliamentarian and UDF leader of Parliament, said doctors ordered him to cease being a week-in, week out performer to give himself more rest.

Lucus Banda:  To slow down

Lucus Banda: To slow down

“My doctor has advised me to create a lot of time for resting. I have been having too many shows and I have been unable to sleep. My normal standard performance is two hours. ‘‘The problem is that I have been going on stage after my artists have gone on stage which is around 11 and wind up at 3 am. And I haven’t been able to sleep after that because, naturally, I’m not the kind of person that can sleep in the afternoon,” he said.

As such, Lucius said he is cutting down on live shows and announcing a new regime for his performances.

“From now on, people should expect me to be on stage by 10pm so that I can go to bed by midnight. And after these shows that have already been booked for this month, it’ll be one or two shows every weekend and a lot of spaces in between the shows. We will no longer be performing every weekend,” he said.

The legendary musician, who is yet to start recording his 18th album Thank You, confessed that the he has not been able to get adequate rest after the hectic campaign period that saw him reclaiming his Balaka North parliamentary seat in the May 20 elections.

“Obviously, the campaign period was tough. And after that, it has been Parliament and shows. And then Sand Festival after that. It has been a hectic time. I have been doing too many things and it has caught up with me,” he said.

Lucius’ has been having high BP since two years ago when he collapsed on the plane en-route to South Africa and had to be rushed to the hospital straight from the airport.

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Mavuto Gwido
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I wish u quick recovery soldier. Malawi will never be malawi without you

Jason gonsalves
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Your a hero sojah wishing you only the best to move on in this time of hard and sorow

Stain Chiwandasi
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Sir,Tikufunirani kuchila kwamsanga.ukadwara ma plan amaima choncho Tsatirani zomwe Dotolo wanena kuti pammawa mupitilize ma plan anu.Tikamamvera sound yanu imatipangitsa kumva kukoma mmoyo ukutitaiwara mavuto ndimakunyadirani(GET WELL SOON SIR!!)

Pathako Panjuchi
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Musiiye kudya zonona

Dembo
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Tulani pansi ndale kuti mutipatse mpata okuonani pa floor.

Its unfair when you chose politics over music – you are chosing UDF over the nation. Music unites the nation while UDF unites Achawa.

Think Soldier, Think!!!

onyex
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Imwani khini a Lucius nthawi zonse. Musadumphitse, BP ikuphani. Kuli ma stroke ndi ma heart attack. chonde chonde kumbukani kumwa khini. Mukaiwala imashoota ungozindikira wagwa. inenso ndilinayo BP zaka zanga ndingati inu nomwe ndipo ndine dotolo !

amina
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I hope this doctor of his has told him the truth. Obesity is a killer. Eat healthy foods and live healthy life. There is a lot to be followed if you want to live healthy. Follow instructions and you will be okay. Koma china nchina MP should be visiting his constituency frequently rather than performing in different venues. Doing away with live shows for sometime will do you and your constituency good in all avenues. Food for thought. Ndalama sizimatha ndiponso sizimamkwana munthu. We still need more and more billions after having millions.
KUCHITEKETE
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CHIWUNONSO MUCHITE SLOW DOWN BWANA!!!!!!!!!!!! WISHING YOU QUICK RECOVERY AND GET BACK TO MUSIC…..WE CANT AFORD YOUR EARLY EXIT FROM MUSIC…THE REST STILL NOT SWEET LIKE YOU IN………WE STILL NEED YOU AROUND…

Mike suman
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Get well soon our Mp

Munthu Wamba
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Lets be real here. I know here in Malawi being fat and big reflects your wealth, I get it, but lets be real here. Lucius banda is just too fat. He does need to lose some weight. If he looses some pounds he will live longer. We dont need to ignore the little facts about health. I would almost guess he is like 150 kgs/over 300 lbs. Thats just the recipe for disaster. start working out Soldier!

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