Carl Ncube 'entertains' hospital staff

HARARE - Stand-up comedian Carl Joshua Ncube shared jokes with nursing staff during his recent medical detention at Parirenyatwa hospital.

“They always asked me to tell jokes then after they would give me an injection which obviously was not a good reward,” he said.

Ncube said that owing to his fame, he was taken good care of at the hospital by the staff.

“I was in the private wing of Parirenyatwa and was really impressed with the level of care and how discreet the staff was because of who I was”.

Ncube was rushed to hospital on December 26 after his blood sugar levels shot up.

He stayed in hospital for six days.

“I was discharged on New Year’s Day” he said.

The comedian however says he will not be deterred by the sickness, and as usual, he commences performances in February.

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

Ncube said that health wise he is better and is sticking to the diet he was prescribed to by the doctors.

“I am much better; I was given great advice on my dietary requirements as a diabetic, which is why the doctors kept me in hospital for a while,” he said.

While in hospital, he posted jokes on his Facebook page including pictures of his hospital room view.

Carl is among the artists taking Zimbabwean comedy seriously and has been called to perform in different countries including South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and others.

Comments (1)

wise words "“People lose hope in the face of bad times or bad news, but I refuse to let my circumstances define me....

Amos - 10 January 2014

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