Comedian Carl Joshua hospitalised

HARARE - Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube, who is diabetic, was rushed to hospital on Thursday after his blood sugar levels shot up.

The stand-up comedian’s admission into hospital followed his performance in Mutare.

“When I was in Mutare, my sugar had been high before Christmas and I was feeling lethargic,” said Ncube.

“I went to the emergency room after Christmas and was immediately admitted and that was when the doctors discovered that I was not responding to tablets because my pancreas was not even producing insulin.

“So they had to monitor me and try to get my sugar down by moving me to insulin injections. I am very positive about my situation.”

The popular comedian however, says he will not be deterred by the sickness.

“People lose hope in the face of bad times or bad news, but I refuse to let my circumstances define me,” he said.

Carl is confident that he will be discharged from hospital soon.

“I am much better although my blood sugar is still not under control, which is why the doctors have kept me in hospital.”

Despite his health problems, Carl has continued to post jokes on his Facebook page including pictures of his ‘‘magnificent’’ hospital room view.

Carl is the first person to ever take Zimbabwean comedy seriously and has been called to perform in different countries including South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and others.

Comments (1)

Wish you a speedy recovery. But I thought Edgar Langveledt was the country's first real stand up comedian

Tony - 31 December 2013

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