Nigerian star Adenkule Gold.

Nigerian superstar Adekunle Gold warmed hearts after he took time off his performance to send an encouraging message to people battling and those who have overcome sickle cell anemia.

The 36-year-old superstar, who suffers from the disease (he was diagnosed at birth) while speaking to his fans in attendance shouted out to people living with sickle cell anemia.

He highlighted if he can live a successful, high-profile life while going through the ups and downs that come with the ailment.

"Our sickle cell survivors, our warriors that are currently going through it. If I can do it, you can do it.


I was born with sickle cell, I grew up with sickle cell, and all my life I fought with it," stated the 'Mercy' crooner who is married to songbird Simi.

He went on to add that with time, luckily he learned how to manage his health better noting that these days he does not fall sick.

The father of one maintained that he had not undergone anything intense or miraculous to help with his health, just in case people bombarded him with questions on how to get better or manage their conditions better.


"But I'm thankful that I was able to manage it. I don't fall sick, I don't know how that's happened but I'm thankful," said Adekunle Gold as he super encouraged his fans to continue giving life and their passions a chance despite their condition.

Sickle cell anemia is one of a group of inherited disorders known as sickle cell disease.

The said group is a severe hereditary form of anemia in which a mutated form of hemoglobin distorts the red blood cells into a crescent shape at low oxygen levels. It is most common among those of African descent.

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