International multiple award -winning gospel musician, Sonnie Badu, has dismissed media reports that he is dead.
The media is awash with reports that the UK-based Ghanaian musician was hospitalized at the Royal Perth Hospital in Australia, and died Sunday.
In an instagram post shared on Sunday February 26, handlers of the account called on all Badu’s prayer warriors to rise and pray for the musician.
However, speaking to KOD on The Zone on Starr FM Monday, the ‘Wonder God’ singer said he is very much alive, and “whoever wishes him dead will be the first to die”.
“I am very fine now. I think I was a little stressed, whoever wishes me dead will be the first to die. I will be in Ghana for the Ghana at 60 celebration, I am overwhelmed by the love I received, I will continue doing the good work. I love you all and I love Starr FM as well”.
Meanwhile, the management of the musician has also dismissed the reports in a press statement calling on the public to disregard reports by “unscrupulous bloggers”.
Below is press statement:
The management of UK-based International Act wish to inform all that Minister Sonnie Badu is not dead as reported by some “unscrupulous bloggers”
The singer is alive and well in Australia where he is on a preaching assignment.
News of the singer went viral on Sunday, 26th February, 2017 from his Instagram and management account entreating all to bear him up in prayer as he had an emergency and was at the hospital. After about two hours, his fans were updated that he was well and has been discharged from the hospital and this led to publications of his death.
Management is informing all that Sonnie Badu is not dead. He is alive and well. Sonnie and his management also wish to inform everybody that he will be in Ghana over the weekend for Ghana Praise 2017 so all should be ready for him.
In this release we want to express our gratitude and appreciation for team SBM Ghana and Worldwide for the prayers, calls, text messages and the various means of love poured out to Sonnie Badu and his family during this moment. We are grateful and God reward all of you.
Minister Badu wants all to know that he is alive and well and that he is has not finished with his assignment on earth, so all the false bloggers should be told “he is not dying anytime soon”.
Management further expresses gratitude for the four nominations received for this year’s VGMA’s. Let’s win this together and God bless us all.
Signed by management