Akothee during a past hospital visit [Photo: Courtesy]

Celebrated singer and entrepreneur Esther Akoth alias Akothee has opened about the reason behind her frequent visits to the hospital between the year 2017 and 2019. Taking to social media to share her tribulations, Akothee revealed that she suffered from panic attacks and mild depression over the three-year period brought about by toxic relationships.

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“Find out the cause of your many trips to the hospital, I was admitted several times in hospital 2019, 2018, and 2017. I thought it was energy burnout, and settled for it, I thought I was working too much, no it was not true. I was in toxic relationships with toxic people; too many people around me who needed me more than I needed them. I was being drained both emotionally, spiritually, psychologically & physically. I depended on people around me to do stuff, which after I realised they were not done at all. I would burst out in anger and for fear of losing them I would try fix when it's too late,” revealed the mother of five.

“When I don't get proper information about my businesses, I panic and get restless. The feeling I had in this bed was kind of some slight depression, I could not sleep at night with a terrible headache. I had panic attacks, I was unable to breathe normally. I would just feel out of energy, out of breath and no sleep. They gave me strong sleeping pills until the doctor had to tell me to sort out my list of concerns. Please try and check reasons as to why you feel the way you do.”

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With so many questions remaining unanswered at the time, some netizens speculated that she was battling a chronic illness. Claims she denied. “My many trips to the hospital raised eyebrows, people accused me of having a health condition, doing drugs, cocaine etc. They were eager to know my health status, trust me human beings are funny people. People are dealing with so much than meets the eye. I learnt on this bed that your health is your wealth,” added the singer.

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Akothee went on to state that she chose to focus on herself. “When I came out alive, I started a new chapter if my life. I took a pen and a paper; I wrote down all my worries; People that I feel are draining me; Relationships that made me empty after a phone call; Businesses that drove me crazy and I could not control from where I was and I decided to bite what I could chew. Life is too short to worry don't fall a victim of this situation. Know your problems and address them. This year I have not visited the hospital. By God’s grace, it has been a wonderful year, full of blessings and more opportunities. Be careful with whom is around you, are you living together or dying together?”

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