Singer Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone’s father, Mzee Gerald Mayanja, warned his son to stop drinking a lot of whiskey or else they risk losing him.
Mzee Gerard Mayanja warned Jose Chameleone asking him to stop living a reckless lifestyle during his recent graduation ceremony on Thursday.
Mzee Mayanja warned his 44-year-old son saying he’s unlikely to survive for long if doesn’t quit drinking adding that he has had too many close calls with death.
He cited his recent sudden admission and operation at a hospital in the US as an example.
“The Americans told you to stop drinking. They said if you want to be alive you must drink only water. If you really want your life, how do you keep drinking alcohol; waking up every morning crying about a hangover… what are you looking for?”, Mzee Mayanja questioned
The old man also wondered if his sons didn’t wish to live long like him.
“I now have a 22-year-old grandchild. I also have an 18-year-old, a 17-year-old, and a 15-year-old. I am not sure if any of you will live to see that. But if you want to see your grandkids like me, you have to stop drinking.”
The Ugandan and African music legend Chameleone listened quietly, head tilted downward, as his father read him the riot act.
Chameleone in July had an emergency operation in Minnesota in the US after he suffered a severe complication when his gallbladder broke and leaked bile in his guts.