The news that Israel Matseke-Zulu had to leave the Gomora cast owing to ill health has caused consternation among his supporters.
Although he has stated that he is recovering well, the actor, who portrays Don on Mzansi Magic’s hit series, has assured everyone that he is.
People should not be overly concerned about my well-being, since I am grateful for the good words and prayers.”
In his own words, “I’m doing well at home and receiving the greatest medical attention possible.”
The use of a wheelchair is no longer necessary. “I’m walking about on crutches, which is a sign that I’m getting better,” I say.
Mr Israel, who has worked in the entertainment sector for decades, claimed to be with his family in Mpumalanga at the time of the incident.
“They have been really supportive of my condition, which I believe has contributed to my rehabilitation being as smooth and quick as it has been.”
“I am quite grateful to them,” he expressed his gratitude.
Israel revealed to the Daily Sun that he was forced to leave the show due to gangrene in his right leg.
I was using a wheelchair to come on set towards the end of the shoot when I was filming my final scene,” he explained, adding that those suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, and other diseases were more likely to develop gangrene.
“I had my blood tested for these illnesses, but I was found to be negative, which surprised me.
‘I guess it’s just an unavoidable natural occurrence, and I didn’t want to ask any questions that would make me feel demoralized and lead to me developing additional health problems such as depression, heart disease, or stroke.’
Israel informed the People’s Paper that, despite the fact that he was recovering well, he was still unable to carry out his daily activities.
He stated that he had no idea when fans would be able to see him on television again.
His final scenes were being filmed when he expressed his gratitude to the series’ cast and crew for sticking with him all the way to the end.
“I’d also like to express my regrets to my fans for my departure. “I hope you will continue to support the show, particularly the young actors who are doing their best to make it exciting,” Israel expressed his desire.