Tanzanian veteran singer Ray C has decided to take a bold step by revealing her HIV status after years of being rumored to be on a downward health spiral.
The Uko Wapi singer who has made a remarkable comeback to the limelight, had a scorching seven years where she was heavily hooked to substance abuse.
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At some point in her darker years, there were rumors the singer was really sick after her photos emerged where she was looking dilapidated and emaciated.
However, with the intervention of the then Tanzania president Jokaya Kikwete, Ray C managed to get help in rehab and she was able to make a full recovery.
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This, however, did not take away the rumors that she was terminally ill but all the gossip is set to be put to rest after she revealed she was HIV negative.
In an Instagram post seen by TUKO.co.ke, Ray C was elated as she shared a HIV test kit with the results.
“Nakuhamasisha wewe unaekiangalia hiki kiduduwasha maana kidogo lakini nakiheshimu sana.!!!Alhamdulillah#Hivawareness (I am informing you who is watching this thing, because it is small but I respect it a lot. Alhamdulillah#Hivawareness),” she said in the post.
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Ray C joins the growing list of celebrities with a ‘reputation’ of publicising their HIV status as a way of growing awareness of the disease.
Socialite Vera Sidika was the latest to show off her clean bill of health alongside roller coaster lover, Otile Brown.
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