Kenyan Gospel singer Jimmy Gait may just have announced his retirement from music.
Gait, speaking during an interview with Kiss 100 Kenya, stated that he will release one last song before exiting the scene.
“When I was in India, the last week because I was feeling much better, I was able to shoot a video. I’m doing one last song as Jimmy Gait,” he said.
On being asked whether he was officially retiring from music, the ‘Appointment’ singer remained coy only saying; “Let’s wait and see.”
Gait further revealed that he will release the song on October 1, 2019, adding that: “It’s going to be a happy song, I would say.”
As far as the reason for this supposed ‘retirement’ is concerned, he stated that it was because “I need to turn a new leaf.”
Jimmy Gait, during his recent trip to India for treatment, sparked public debate after he revealed that he was misdiagnosed by Kenyan doctors.
The Make It or Make It campaign founder stated that tests conducted by doctors in India had revealed that he neither had throat cancer nor needed surgery, as he had allegedly been informed by their counterparts in Kenya.
“If they went ahead with the surgery, the problem would not have been solved, I would have ended up with a damaged voice,” said Jimmy Gait, adding that Kenyan doctors “quoted huge figures for me, it was not about helping me but how much they could get, that is why I sought medication in India.”
“I am so grateful to God that I chose to seek further medical attention, otherwise I would have never been able to sing again.”
The singer’s doctor in India, Dr. Sanjay Khanna noted that the pain he (Gait) was experiencing in his throat was only as a result of increased acid production inside the stomach.
Jimmy Gait jetted back into the country on Sunday to a rousing welcome by hundreds of fans and family.