Last Sunday, unconfirmed information circulated all over social media that former member of the now defunct girl trio Blu*3, Jackie Chandiru had passed on.
Many social media users were too fast to pass on their Rest In Peace and condolence messages to the family and friends of the singer but little did they know that they were dealing with fake news which was quashed by her current manager Julie Erusa
Julie took to her official Facebook account to clear the air about the whole matter which had gotten fans believing that the ‘Gold Digger’ hit maker had really breathed her last
“Jackie Chandiru Eyaa is not dead.” Read Jackie post which came like a reliever to concerned fans and well wishers who were worried.
However, being alive doesn’t mean she is in good health especially basing on the fact that she is battling drug abuse. Jackie got addicted to a pain killer/drug called Pethidine which she was using to heal her pain following an accident she was involved in 4 years ago.
The addiction contributed to her disappearance from the music industry. She made a comeback last year and early this year by releasing a few songs and performing at some shows, before she disappeared again. She has since then been in and out of hospital battling the same drug addiction and she also underwent different operations
Besides being in great pain, Jackie is improving slowly but she needs financial help to keep visiting consellors and a psychiatrist monthly as well as other treatment a cost ranging between Ug Shs 1,800,000 and 2,500,000 according to music promoter Balaam Barugahara who reached out to her on Monday afternoon.
Balam called upon the fans and well wishers to come out and give a helping hand and contacting Pastor Wilson Bugembe who receive any financial assistance.
Watch music promoter Balaam Barugahara calling for singer Jackie Chandiru’s financial assistance