On March 16, 2023, rumours circulated on social media that Ghanaian musician KiDi was suffering from a stroke, following his marked inactivity on social media and the sudden postponement of his Golden Boy North American Tour on February 24. However, Lynx Entertainment CEO Richie Mensah dismissed the rumours, stating that KiDi has not been diagnosed with a stroke.
Franklin Cudjoe, the Founding President and CEO of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, also took to social media to wish KiDi a speedy recovery and express his admiration for the musician, whom he regards as one of his top five Ghanaian musicians. He also expressed sympathy for KiDi’s situation and the challenges that come with living with illness, urging people to pray for him.
KiDi’s last performance was in Belize on February 11, where he shared the stage with various Caribbean stars and performed his global hit ‘Touch It’. He had announced his Golden Boy North American Tour 2023 on January 9, but had to cancel due to ill health