Former headlining comedian Gringo (real name Lazarus Boora) has departed for his rural home, The Herald reports. The comedian who was hospitalised a few months ago spoke to The Herald about his recovery and his reasons for leaving the city for Rukweza, his rural home. Gringo said:
I moved back to where I was born to rest and I believe the fresh air here has helped with my recovery. Life here is also affordable, you can grow your own food and what you need to buy is cheap.
I believe urban areas are spaces you go to look for money, when you fall sick its best to come back home to recuperate.
We are a well-knit community that gets along well. I’m in good books with everyone even the village head that’s why it was easy to settle back in. Besides I used to visit my home area even before falling sick
My leaving urban areas does not spell my end. I can still work from here, maybe go to my shoots and return to Rukweza after. Thanks to technology, I’m in constant touch with friends and people I work with.
I had stopped work altogether when I moved here that I even suspended working on ‘Village Secrets’ a television series I was starring in.
Gringo was last year admitted in hospital after his appendix ruptured. His family appealed for financial assistance to help pay his medical bills.
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