Chad da Don, who is a South African hip-hop record producer, songwriter and rapper, has reflected on his car crash on SABC’s Afternoon Express show with Jeannie D earlier this week.
Chad, real name Donovan Chad Mansoor, spoke about how he believed the accident had changed his perspective on life. The 26-year-old rapper was travelling alone in his tour bus 2 years ago when he lost control of his vehicle and went off the road.
Chad’s ribs were damaged and he was rushed to the hospital.
“The craziest thing is you don’t actually feel the fear when it is done, because it has happened. I just woke up in a lot of pain, that is all I remember. Your fear kind of disappears because you realise what life means now. You have been through this traumatic thing but you are alive and you have to be grateful for what you have.” – the star told Afternoon Express’s Jeannie D about the incident this week.
Months after the horror accident, Chad da Don revealed on DJ Sabby’s YFM show that his life had flashed before his eyes and he was lucky to have gotten off with the injuries he had.
“It taught me to respect my life more. It can be gone in a second. When you are in an a accident and it happens so quickly like that, it really is a life changer. I could have broken my pelvis or legs and never walked again. That is why you just respect things more. You only get one shot at it.”
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Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.