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Alcoholism Nearly Killed Frasha

Rapper Francis Amisi popularly known as Frasha from legendary genge group P-Unit has opened up about the time he battled with alcohol addiction as he was being unveiled as the new brand ambassador for NuHealth Medical Group.

Frasha revealed that alcoholism nearly killed him during his high flying days as a group member of P-Unit.

“Fame can be a blessing and at the same time can be a curse because when you are famous almost everything comes to you for free, especially alcohol. I have been married for 22 years now and my firstborn is 19 years. Being a father, being a married man and being in the industry it can be quite challenging and most artists usually hide behind social media posting pictures but when they are alone at home they indulge in substance abuse,” he said.

“First I got gout, I could not walk properly and when anyone asked me what was wrong I just brushed it off with a silly answer. Secondly, I was also diagnosed with hypertension,” he said this adding that this was a wake-up call for him.

“I then knew I had to change my life and reduce everything, I will say this with no fear of contradiction. A good number of artists are suffering from depression at the moment. And it is about time people started taking mental health seriously,” said Frasha.

Some of the initiatives he has started since his recovery include the 90 days free of alcohol challenge under the Frasha Foundation.

“I am one of the few lucky ones who were able to get help and that is why today I am here telling my story. When I hear someone refer to me as an alcoholic I do not get mad. I own it because that was once a part of my life,” he said.

NEWS COURTESY OF NAIROBI NEWS.

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