2017 was not an easy year for Kenyan artiste David Mathenge better known as Nameless after falling ill. He was admitted in hospital for a few weeks after being diagnosed with an “artery burst that caused a blood clot in his brain” that led him to be put under bed rest even after being discharged from the hospital.
Well, speaking to Classic 105 he talked about his medical condition and how it has changed his life to be a more positive person.
“I don’t really know what it was all about, but apparently it happens that 1 percent of people in the world have this condition where a vessel in the brain just burst. For me, i was in a meeting a long board meeting and from nowhere, I just felt pain from my neck. I felt like I was suffocating, then it went through to my head, later an extremely painful crazy headache.
Daddy Owen and Nonini were the ones taking me from the meeting holding my head and all i was thinking is I was going to die. At the hospital my whole life would flash because I was thinking I cant go now, I need to look at my family, myself I have a young family to take care of.
The doctor I found there checked and explained to me what it was and luckily they just had to do some tests to just drain the blood from my head through painkillers, I even had some minor strokes in my head. My head was so tensed so the blood was not reaching the brain so well.
I have done my final test and they confirmed I am okay but I have a slightly more higher chance of getting it again but for me it has just transformed my life.”
He also talked about the transformation he learned from the illness that has totally changed his life.
“I realized that we take life for granted, like its very serious when we see that we are live, that we have to be reminded , don’t focus on these negative things that will put you down, we are breathing , we are talking with people
I realized I hold back so much, over thinking and so on. One of the struggles we have as artist who have been there fore long, is that we always want to release a hit. We have so much expectation, it stopped being that music is entertainment. I would struggle with that but going through that i can n longer think about how that, just share and leave everything to God.
I am living everyday like it is my last days, so enjoy yourself because you do not know about tomorrow, live to the fullest.”