A massive 23 women stormed Mulago Hospital yesterday with each claiming to be ailing singer Martin Angume’s ‘wife’, shocking his official lover one Julie Namugga almost into coma.
It emerged yesterday that the Guli Mu Gear Nene singer has been battling hiccups at Mulango Hospital since Sunday. However his sickness had been kept a very top secret until yesterday when it was first suggested that the singer had died.
It has now been understood that the singer had just slipped into a brief coma, apparently on learning that his friend musician Geoffrey Dungalo had passed on.
Xclusive UG understands each woman or rather ‘wife’ appeared alone. Though we could not readily establish their names, we have learnt that most of them came from various Kampala suburbs and surrounding areas, something that has had his official wife Namugga incensed.
Meanwhile Xclusive UG has also learnt that singers Desire Luzinda, Sarah Zawedde and Betty Mpologoma have also been following Angume’s sickness veryclosely.
According to Wikipedia, a hiccup is an involuntary contraction (myoclonic jerk) of the diaphragm that may repeat several times per minute. In medicine it is known as synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF), or singultus, Latin for the act of catching one’s breath while sobbing. The hiccup is an involuntary action involving a reflex arc.
Once triggered, the reflex causes a strong contraction of the diaphragm followed about 0.25 seconds later by closure of the vocal cords, which results in the classic “hic” sound.
At the same time, the normal peristalsis of the esophagus is suppressed. Hiccups may occur individually, or they may occur in bouts. The rhythm of the hiccup, or the time between hiccups, tends to be relatively constant.
A bout of hiccups, in general, resolves itself without intervention, although many home remedies are often used to attempt to shorten the duration. Medical treatment is occasionally necessary in cases of chronic hiccups. Some of the causes of hiccups include carbonated beverages, alcohol, dry breads, some spicy foods and laughing.