From all accounts, it was an elective operation (a surgery that was planned for) to correct an ailment.
Prior to the surgery, Femi Kuti cancelled his regular gigs at the Afrikaan Shrine in Agidingbi, Lagos for a couple of weeks to allow time for the surgery and his recovery.
In a statement by the management of the Afrikaan Shrine, the singer's Positive Band would be entertaining fans and patrons of the shrine till the return of the Bang Bang singer.
"THIS IS TO INFORM OUR FANS AND LOVERS OF AFROBEAT THAT THERE WILL NOT BE SUNDAY JUMP ON 22-11-15 BECAUSE AMBASSADOR FEMI KUTI IS GOING FOR AN OPERATION AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PERFORM FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS.
WE WILL KEEP ALL UPDATED ON THE SCHEDULE OF WHEN THE POSITIVE FORCE BAND WILL PLAY AS OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH AMBASSADOR FEMI KUTI, AFROBEAT FOREVER," the statement read.
His sister Yeni Kuti shared the picture above, with the caption, "Femi Kuti after the operation. Smiling, high on morphine. It's a morphine thing."
Glad he's doing well after the surgery and I wish him a speedy recovery.
But like every curious person out there, I'm wondering, what did he need surgery to correct and which hospital gave him morphine.
I'm guessing that since he's on morphine, he's not in the country; because Morphine is not a common post-operative pain reliever in Nigeria. Our go-to-drug is Pentazocine.
I also think the surgery was either an herniorraphy (an operation that puts bulging organs and tissues
back in their anatomical position) or an appendectomy (surgical removal of an appendix).
If you disagree, drop a comment and let me know what you think.