DJ Black Coffee reflects on the taxi accident that left his arm paralysed
South African DJ Black Coffee has become a wildly successful global phenomenon despite being paralyzed in one arm. Black Coffee reflects on the moment 27 years ago that changed his life forever.This article originally appeared on Time Live
The internationally renowned house music DJ said that the unforeseen accident changed the course of his life.
"11 Feb 1990 marks the day Nelson Mandela was released from prison...it also marks the day God gave me a new lease on life after a car accident that changed my life while celebrating his release on the streets of Ngangelizwe," Black Coffee said.
"In the past years this day use to be quite heavy on me, still does to some extent but looking back at how far I've come since then I can only be grateful for how this day has shaped me to be the man that I am."