‘The tumour had taken up almost the entire side of my brother’s brain,’ Lovy Longomba narrates

Lovy Longomba, brother to the late Christian Longomba, has opened up on the role music played in bringing back his brother’s memory.

This was after he went through a surgery to remove a brain tumor.

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In an interview with Mzazi Willy M Tuva, Lovy shared,

‘AFTER THE SURGERY HE HAD FORGOTTEN MOST THINGS.

HE ONLY REMEMBERED ME AND HIS MUSIC. MUSIC IS ACTUALLY WHAT MADE HIM START REMEBERING MOST OF THE THINGS.’

Lovy added,

‘THE TUMOUR HE HAD MEASURED 7 BY 6 INCHES.

THE DOCTORS FOUND OUT THAT IT HAD ALMOST FILLED HIS RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN, THUS HE HAD TO STAY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR LONGER.

THE OPERATION WAS VERY GRAPHIC AS THEY HAD TO CUT HIM FROM EAR TO EAR, BUT WE ARE GLAD TO GOD THAT HE RECOVERED.’

Speaking about the surgery before his death, Christian said the doctor had warned him his chances of survival were 50/50.

‘THEY TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS A CHANCE I COULD LOSE MOBILITY.

THAT I WOULD HAVE TO BE TAUGHT EVERYTHING AFRESH INCLUDING MY NAME. I WOULD BE ABLE TO LAUGH BUT I WOULD SHOW NO FACIAL EXPRESSIONS.’

Christian battled the tumor but in the end he lost the battle. He was laid to rest on Thursday morning in Los Angeles.

May his soul rest in peace.

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