Deborah Fraser opens up about her near death experience

By Drum Digital
08 March 2013

Gospel star Deborah Fraser came close to dying from diabetes and now wants to educate people about the disease

THE queen of SA gospel has a new lease on life and she couldn’t be happier. She’s lost a bit of weight and has cut off her dreadlocks. She looks younger and very chic.

Deborah Fraser greets us with her trademark smile and warm hugs. “It’s been a long while since I’ve spoken to DRUM and I’ve got so much to tell you,” she says, smiling happily. But it’s not her  rumoured upcoming wedding that’s making her happy.

She laughs at rumours of her upcoming wedding to Soul Brothers singer David Masondo. “I don’t know how people linked us. We worked together years ago and again recently on a collaboration for my album but that’s it.

“Even though David called me about the report and we laughed about it, my partner didn’t like the gossip. Men get jealous and think there’s no smoke without fire. But we sorted it out.”

Deborah, who suffers from diabetes, the disease that killed her mom Catherine in 2009, is just happy and grateful to be alive after spending two weeks in hospital in January.

“You know, you got me at the right time, I look so much better now. I was really sick I thought I was going to die.”

Read more in DRUM – 14 March 2013

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