Lira shares aphasia diagnosis 6 months after her stroke

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Lira is feeling like herself again.

The South African singer took to social media to share how far she has come since suffering a stroke six months ago.

"Can you believe it's been 6 months - how time flies," she wrote alongside a picture of herself, taken on Friday.

The 43-year-old also revealed that after suffering her stroke, she was diagnosed with aphasia – a language disorder caused by damage in a specific area of the brain that controls language expression and comprehension.

Lira noted, however, that it is reversible and that while she still faces challenges, she is starting to feel like herself again.

"I am feeling like myself, yet I'm still on my recovery journey. It's going to take some time- but it's reversible! This process has been fascinating for me, and although it's quite challenging at times, I am happy."

Lira added a shoutout to her family, friends and fans for supporting her over the last six months.


Earlier this month, Lira made her first public appearance since April, attending the launch of fellow musician Tamara Dey's new single, Disco Therapy.

Shortly before, the star shared the one thing her journey had taught her thus far.

READ MORE | Lira shares the one lesson she's learned after suffering a stroke

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