The soul of Igbo gospel, Patty Obassey, is dying and this is authoritative. Obassey the crooner of the hit gospel track, Nwammy water is seriously sick and dying if nothing is immediately done to rescue his failing health.
The sensuous, captivating, sonorous and good for the worship of God and thanksgiving for His infinite mercies’ singer who reigned supreme in the 70/80 is now a shadow of his ebullient self.
He has practically reduced to a heap of wrinkled face and frequent bouts of pain and sorrow, Obassey could not manage a straight one chat due to fatigue and exhaustion.
According to him, “for over a year now, I’ve been in a bad state of health. The problem is kidney problem, holistic kidney problem. I don’t know how it affects the body. But they said it affects the digestive organs or system. God has been helping me to survive; because according to the doctor, my two kidneys have failed, so what is keeping me alive must be God; prayer of the saints; that’s how I feel”
He appealed to the meaningful Nigerians and of course, those fans who have been enjoying his music to come to his aid.
He said, “all that I will require is kidney transplant” he said adding quickly “that is where the problem is because l do not have money for transplant and the doctor said it will be in India”. The cost for the trip and medical costs in India is N10 million a sum Obassey confirmed is totally beyond his reach.”