Hundreds of thousands of Moroccans ‘liked’ and commented on the viral photo.
Rabat – A picture shared by Hind Tazi, wife and manager of Moroccan pop singer Hatim Ammor, has gone viral on social media. The picture, which announced Tazi’s fight against cancer, shows Tazi, with a shaved head, putting her forehead against her husband’s as a sign of love and mutual support.
“A cancer! So what? I will keep my high morale, my energy, and my smile. Life is beautiful! Thank you my dear husband, my family, and my friends for being by my side. I love you!” reads the caption on the Instagram post.
The picture has already received more than 158.000 likes and 5.600 comments. The same picture reposted on her husband’s Instagram account amassed more than 338.000 likes and 17.000 comments.
Many Moroccans shared the picture on social media and expressed their support for the artist’s wife. A lot of Moroccan celebrities, especially from the arts sphere, also shared their wishes for her recovery.
Dunia Batma, a Moroccan singer, shared a prayer for Tazi’s recovery on her Instagram profile. Saad Lamjarred, another Moroccan pop singer, shared an Instagram post saying, “My sister Hind, I know how strong you are. You will recover by the will of god.”.
RedOne, the famous Moroccan producer and songwriter, wrote on his Instagram: “May god give you all the strength! God is with you!”. Fati Jamali, a Moroccan actress, also shared the picture on her Instagram, writing “Tazi Hind, you are a strong and brave woman. God is with you!”
According to World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and was responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Globally, about 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer.
In Morocco, the cancer rate is 139,6 per 100.000 inhabitants, and the mortality rate is estimated at 86,9 per 100.000. In 2018, 52.783 new cases of cancer were recorded in Morocco.
The most common types of cancer in Morocco are breast cancer (20,73% of the cases), lung cancer (13,27%), and prostate cancer (8,16%). The deadliest ones are, in order, lung cancer (6.937 deaths in 2018), breast cancer (3.518), and cervical cancer (2.465), according to a report from WHO.