Samthing Soweto thanks fans for their support amid weight-loss concerns

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Samthing Soweto.
Samthing Soweto.
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  • Singer and songwriter Samthing Soweto has cleared the air after pictures of his weight loss sparked concern.
  • The chart-topping hitmaker admits that he is going through “a lot.”
  • He also assured fans that new music was on its way.

Samthing Soweto thanked fans and well-wishers for their support after social media users expressed their concerns about his weight loss.

He landed on the Twitter trends list on Monday after another user shared pictures of him looking visibly slimmer on the platform.

"I just wanted to thank everyone who sent a prayer and a loving message and support. I really appreciate it," he said in a video on Instagram.

Samthing, real name Samkelo Mdolomba, made the post to clarify what attributed to his weight loss. 

"I just changed my lifestyle. There are things that I just don't do anymore, don't eat anymore, and there are things that I do every day – like physical activity," he said.

The Akanamali singer also shared that he was going through "a lot," adding that he was grateful for the support, concern, and love people expressed as he dealt with the personal issues that he did not talk about but said that what he is going through is "something that most of us go through."

"There might be things that I might not talk about because they are personal, but right now, it feels like the concern and the love are things that most of us, as artists, need. Sometimes we feel like you forget about us, and when we go through a lot, we need the support, the love, and the affection," he said.

Samthing also said it felt good to know that people cared about him and his well-being.

"It makes me feel good to know that you guys care. I am okay," he said.

The singer and songwriter wrapped up the video by assuring the public that he was not sick and would be "fine."

He also took the opportunity to assure fans that new music was on the way.


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