Darlington Michaels passes the danger stage and reappears in the arena

Darlington Michaels passes the danger stage and reappears in the arena

Mzansi Magic’s new television series Vula Vala will see veteran actor Darlington Michaels return to doing what he does best.

Darlington Michaels passes the danger stage and reappears in the arena

The actor who was popularly known for his role as Papa G on SABC 3’s telenovela Isidingo, disappeared from the tiny screens in 2016 as he suffered a stroke.

He is going to be playing the character Gap and told Daily Sun he left the limelight because he had to prioritize his health. He currently isn’t fully healed but because entertaining fans is what he loves, he’s back fully forced.

“I suffered a stroke and this forced me to require an opportunity from work, and specialize in my health. My screen time was curtail due to the stroke,” he said.

“I’m making progress in terms of healing, and I’ll get there eventually. I returned to TV because this is often what I really like. I’d wish to assure my fans that I’m back permanently. It feels great to be back and doing something I’m hooked in to. I play a hustler by the name of Gap who runs an illegal gambling ring and lives during a backroom in Soweto,” said Darlington who added that albeit Papa G mostly spoke tsotsi Afrikaans, his new character speaks tsotsi Zulu.

Papa G was flashy and rich who wore bling and spoke tsotsi Afrikaans, but his new character is nothing like him. Speaking on the telenovela who he had been with for 21 years, he was left disheartened when it got canned. He then added that he is going to be forever grateful because that’s partly where his career took off.

“This was the show that launched my career and to ascertain its end was so disheartening. But I understand the SABC is running a business. I’ve grateful for the support my fans have shown me. I didn’t mean to be a stranger. I used to be fighting for my life.”

The actor has had fans missing his stage appearance soon after leaving the telenovela, he was working with the youth who were handling drugs, saying it had been hi passion empowering the youth.

The actor had shifted his acting skills back to the stage with a play, titled “Who is to blame?” The play focuses on the present social struggles that the youth was battling with at that moment. Darlington worked tirelessly with a gaggle of youths.

“Working with the youth is my passion, – we all know that the youth has lost focus. they are doing bad things like smoke nyaope. This play has rescued a number of them,” Darlington said at the time. He also admitted that a number of the oldsters of the youngsters were hesitant in letting their children participate in the play.

Although he has not appeared on our television screens since Isidingo got canceled, Darlington has now assured fans that he is going to be making his big come.