Friday, March 5th, 2021
Raphael Williams hat Tumor
Bad diagnosis for the son of the DSDS winner
Raphael Williams, son of the singer Alphonso Williams who died of cancer in 2019, was admitted to an Oldenburg hospital a few days ago and later transferred to the intensive care unit. After a suspected heart attack, it was assumed that the kidneys were infected.
But initially it was not entirely clear what was missing from the 34-year-old. “Something is happening in his body. And nobody can really say what,” said his mother Manuela Williams desperately. “He was given morphine. The people who were next to us called the doctor because they thought Raphael was dying,” she continued to complain about her suffering.
A biopsy has now brought a specific diagnosis: “In Raphael’s case, a five by five centimeter tumor was found in the inner breast area,” Manuela Williams announced in an interview with RTL. The family does not yet know whether this is benign or malignant.
“I am touched”
In October 2019, Alphonso Williams, winner of “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” (DSDS) for 2017, succumbed to the consequences of cancer at the age of only 57. It is a “complete retraumatisation, because everything reminds me so much of Alphonso’s disease process,” says Manuela Williams in the RTL interview. “It’s all so similar. I’m really scared, I can hardly describe it in words.”
Her son also gave the station a statement: “I am touched that so many messages are sent to me on my Instagram account,” he said. That gives him strength and encourages him. Now further investigations are to be carried out on him.