Comedian readies for come back

Comedian readies for come back
Published: 2014 October 16 12:44:54 (6367 Views)


BULAWAYO-based stand-up comedian, Clive Chigubu is readying himself to bounce back on stage in November, after a three month absence from the comedy scene after going down with a serious illness.

Chigubu, who was diagnosed with meningitis in July spent almost two months in hospital.

While he has endured a lot of pain, Chigubu believes the past three months offered him an opportunity to introspect on his personal life and career.

The Lumbar puncture procedure left him bedridden and unable to use any of his limbs.

"I had a problem with my spinal cord because of the lumbar puncture. I couldn't walk and sit for a long time. Physically I was weak but I had to feed my spirit.

"I had to imagine myself back on stage, while physically it seemed impossible because of the state I was in, I and to train myself to think positively," Chigubu told NewZimbabwe.com.

While on the hospital bed, Chigubu refused to give up on life and his skyrocketing career. He kept himself busy and focused by writing his comedy scripts, which will form part of his comeback shows next month.

"I wrote a lot of scripts during my time in hospital and they will form the core of my comeback shows," said Chigubu.

He says he would not have made it without the support from his fellow comedians who frequented the hospital and his home to check on me.

"Enough respect to all the comedians who visited me and encouraged to get strong. Some came all the way from Harare to check on me and that meant a lot to me. My spirit was really uplifted and aided my recovery," said the rib cracker.

The other thing that boosted his spirit was the love and encouragement he received from his multitude of fans.

"I do not know how this happened, but there is a clip that started circulating while I was in hospital. It was my performance at a wedding just before I fell ill.
"It received a lot of support from people all over the world and they would send me messages encouraging me to churning out more acts.
"I was really touched and it gave me extra strength to fight on," said Chigubu.

The illness taught the comedian the importance of life and changed his perspective on a lot of things.

"I really learnt a lot during this time, it taught me to overcome fear. If you allow fear to take over your life, it immobilises you and you fail to appreciate the positive things in life.



- Online
Tags: Comedian, Chigubu,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

| Comment With Facebook Submit

There are no comments.

Big Reads

Pictures show fuel tankers offloading fuel in the bush

by Moses Zhou | 2019 August 13 07:53:37

Schoolgirl drops out after continuous 'sexual abuse' by teacher

by Staff Reporter | 2019 August 13 07:42:33

Bulawayo prostitutes dollarise

by Staff Reporter | 2018 December 01 00:43:29

DRAMA as mourners fight over deceased loan sharks' loot

by B-Metro | 2018 November 30 23:35:19

'Tsvangirai's ex' on police wanted list

by B-Metro | 2018 October 19 12:39:23

Dumped man glasses wife's face with broken beer bottle

by Staff Writer | 2018 October 19 12:32:05

Zimbabwe prostitutes hike prices

by Zimbabwe prostitutes hike prices | 2018 October 18 17:13:08

Pastor shocks female congregant with new panties

by Metro Writer | 2017 March 28 10:50:44

Harare man steals 10kg mealie meal from neighbour

by Court Reporter | 2017 March 28 07:56:29

Four company directors die in Vumba Mountain plane crash

by Staff Writer | 2017 March 28 07:38:59

Man with 'deformed' body bashes parents

by Staff Writer | 2017 March 24 09:48:46

Mugabe Knows Nothing About The Zimbabwe Constitution: MP

by Staff Reporter | 2016 October 01 08:12:02

Troubled Harare Giants Dynamos Falls Into Another Deep Crisis

by Own Correspondent | 2016 October 01 07:49:17

Shock As Local Bank Denies 'Rich' Mugabe's Son Heifty Credit

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 30 19:14:54

Mugabe "Home Coming" And "Thank You" Rally On Cards

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 23 06:48:24

Prof Moyo Was Dumped By Western Embassies, Claims Mutsvangwa

by Staff Reporter | 2016 September 22 10:08:07

Prof Jonathan Moyo In Fresh Beef With War Vets

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 22 07:48:10

You Are Too Old To Lead, Aging Zim President Mugabe Told

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 22 07:19:25

Younger Lover Beats Up Sugar Mama For Cheating

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 20 03:21:43

Anti-Corruption Commission Loses Property In Failed Probe

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 20 03:18:19

Mutsvangwa's Son Caught Up In Rape Case

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 20 01:24:00

REMAINING PSL FIXTURES: ONLY 7 WEEKS LEFT

by Sports Correspondent | 2016 September 20 01:21:33

Victims Involved In Horror Crash Named

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 20 01:16:09

Man Kills Uncle For Taking Him To Prophet

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 20 01:11:08

Mphoko Threatens Zimra Over Irregular Taxes

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 20 01:07:44

China Pours $46m On New Parliament Construction

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 20 01:05:11

SHOCKING:14 Year Old HIV-Positive Boy Rapes 7 Pupils

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 20 00:04:55

Tajamuka Slams Zimpapers, Fumes Over

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 19 11:56:42

Mthwakazi Activists Torment Mujuru

by News Editor | 2016 September 19 10:52:58

We Did Not Fire Live Bullets: Police

by Staff Reporter | 2016 September 19 08:09:20

Ruling On 58 Protesters Expected Today 



by Court Reporter | 2016 September 19 08:10:40

6 Zanu PF Youths Nabbed For Assaulting Cops

by Court Reporter | 2016 September 19 08:11:50

Mutare Con-artist Cracks Zanu PF

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 19 08:13:32

MSU Student Caught Peddling Drugs Tor Tuition Fees

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 19 05:29:18

ZIMRA Dishes Out Rewards To Faithful Tax Payers

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 19 05:24:19

Headmaster ‘Steals’ $17 000 From School's Fees

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 19 05:21:24

Mujuru Party Fails To Pay $15 000 For Printed T-shirts

by Own Correspondent | 2016 September 19 05:14:37