Majid Michel, the actor, has revealed for the first time what caused him to lose his voice.
Although he previously stated in a few interviews that he lost his voice because he enjoyed arguing, his most recent interview reveals that there is more to it than the reasons he previously stated.
Majid stated on “Daybreak Hitz” on Hitz FM on Monday, February 20, 2023, that he was once driving from Champs Hotel in Accra when his car was hit from behind by another car.
According to him, he began experiencing breaks in his voice shortly after the incident and has not recovered since.
“We were coming from Champs [Hotel], we just entered the road, from wona back some two cars dey race from GBC dey come. Some Mercedes E-Class then some other car. Dem Jee wona back bommm!!! Crazy whiplash so the whole axle under my car, came all the way to the back seat,” he explained.
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“This is the first time I’m sharing this story because, number one, I never associate with this but listen, as soon as we got out of the car, my voice started breaking when I was talking to the guy,” he says.
He did, however, mention that when he told his physicians about the incident, they insisted it couldn’t be from the accident.
“But I said just after that specific accident, when I got out of the car and started talking, my voice started breaking,” he recalled.
According to Majid, he was traveling a few months after the accident, and when he arrived at the airport, he began speaking in falsetto because it was more comfortable than having his voice waver between low and high tones.
He stated that the low tone of his voice has not faded, but because it takes air to power the vocal cords, it appears like he does not get enough air to let him talk.
“It seems like the air in my lungs is leaving too quickly. “There is no more air,” he emphasized.
When asked if his vocal problem has harmed his acting career, he said yes, and added that as a result of his predicament, he no longer accepts long movie scripts.
Majid Michel, who featured in Yvonne Nelson’s film “Kotoka,” has also starred in popular Ghanaian films such as “Somewhere in Africa,” “Crime to Christ,” “4Play,” “Chelsea,” “Hearts Of Men,” “The Beast,” among others.