Daddy Owen loses friend to Covid-19, suspects they contracted virus at same place

By Vincent Kejitan | 1 month ago
Gospel singer Daddy Owen [Courtesy]

Gospel musician Owen Mwatia aka Daddy Owen is mourning the death of one of his friends who succumbed to Covid-19.

Taking to social media, the Vanity singer said he suspects they contracted the virus at the same place and accepting news of their demise has not been easy.

“Last week I shared my experience with covid and how I recovered, I can only thank GOD…unfortunately yesterday I lost one of my friend who didn't make it...the hardest part is that we might have contacted the virus at the same time and the same place.

“Receiving and accepting the news today morning was one of the hardest things I have faced this year. Praying for the family will share more information plus photos only when the family shares first and if I get permission,” he wrote.

Daddy Owen further stated that he now looks at life differently and is thankful to the Almighty for being given a chance to live.

“I’ve started to look at life differently. When you’re thanking God for every meal, every time you wake up and every time you take a sip of water- you can’t help but be more thankful for life itself, for the unlikely and miraculous fact that you exist at all,” he wrote.

Last week, in a lengthy Instagram post, the singer narrated how he first discovered he had contracted the virus and how it affected his mental and physical health.

"One day after an early morning workout I felt weirdly tired! The first thing I did was get some good sleep; when I woke up later I had some weird test in my mouth and immediately I knew it… this is Covid-19," he said.

After testing positive for the deadly virus, Owen says he tried to remain calm by not stressing his body and mind. The singer says he focused on God, ate well, and stayed in isolation.

Daddy Owen [Courtesy]

"I remember calling my mum to tell her how hard it was for me just to sit and wait for the 14 days to be over without going to work. She told me to count myself blessed since others are in the hospital and do not know if they will make it," said Owen.

Following his mother's advice, Owen says he started looking at things from a different perspective, and despite losing 3kgs in two weeks, he is grateful to God for healing him.

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