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By Patience Bambalele | Nov 02, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

IT SEEMS very unlikely that gospel singer Oleseng Shuping will ever walk or sing again.

IT SEEMS very unlikely that gospel singer Oleseng Shuping will ever walk or sing again.

The charismatic alto-voiced singer was involved in a horrific car accident in 2007 that left him crippled and unable to speak.

Three months ago, Shuping's condition worsened and he has been in and out of hospital. Family spokesperson Lebelo Maleka said last week that the singer was suffering from pneumonia.

"Two months ago, we thought we were losing him. But lately his health has improved," Maleka said. "In winter he struggles to breathe because he only has one lung."

The accident happened at the peak of Shuping's career.

Now his voice can be heard again on the recently released compilation, Tse Ratwang .

Released by Cool Spot Records, the album comprises his hit songsPhutha Malao, Ipatle and I need Your Touch.

Ken Haycock of Cool Spot says: "We have decided to release some of his hit songs. We want to help his family financially. We will appreciate it if people support him by buying the album."

The award-winning gospel singer started his music career at the tender age of 14. He formed a group called Atteridgeville Happy Boys in 1976.

Success did not come overnight, however, and Shuping spent many years searching for a recording deal.

In 1992 Atteridgeville Happy Boys finally recorded a debut album called Mahlomoleng aka.

Shuping's three-platinum status album Ke a Cha Ke a Tuka has sold more than 150000 copies.


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