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South African music producer and DJ Black Coffee, also known as Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, found himself in the midst of a serious travel incident while en route to his scheduled show at MUTE, a club in Mar del Plata, Argentina, on Sunday.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the Grammy winner’s team shared details about the incident, stating, “Black Coffee was involved in a severe travel accident on a flight en route to his scheduled show in Mar del Plata.” The unexpected complications resulted in injuries, prompting the artist to receive top-notch medical attention while being surrounded by a supportive family and team.

DJ Black Coffee in Durban, South Africa in June 2021.

To respect Black Coffee’s privacy, the statement requested understanding and patience from the media and his fans. Despite the challenges faced, the post conveyed optimism about the artist’s recovery, assuring that he is “recovering well.”

While the exact details of Black Coffee’s injuries and medical condition remain undisclosed, the 47-year-old artist, who made history in 2022 as the first South African to win the Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Music Award for his album, “Subconsciously,” has not provided further updates.

In a 2022 interview with Billboard, Black Coffee expressed the importance of making his award-winning album accessible to a wide audience, stating, “The album challenges many sounds and styles, all while staying true to my roots.” The accident occurred after his latest Instagram update on Dec. 30, where he shared reflections on the past year, expressing anticipation for the new year ahead.

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