KUALA LUMPUR: Ailing veteran lyricist and actor Bob Lokman admitted that he was now "battery powered" as his heart was only functioning at 10 per cent.
"I'm continuing to fight my battle against heart and kidney problems. I'm dependent on a battery-powered device, the Implantable Automatic Cardioverter Defibrilator (IACD) to keep my heart going," said Bob, 58, in a news report yesterday.
"So long as this battery doesn't go off, I live to fight another day!"
Bob also said that he went for follow-up treatment every three months.
"Here's when the doctors check on my health and give me medicines. My heart now is like a generator, even if it is charged daily, its power will slowly dwindle."
Bob underwent surgery at Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Star, Kedah to insert an IACD which stabilises his heartbeats in 2020.
"I thank God that my wife and children are 100 per cent behind me and take good care of me," said Bob, who lives in Kota Baru, Kelantan.
Bob, who has been active in the music industry since the 1980s and once hosted Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) is best known for writing Datuk Hattan's hit songs Rendang Tidak Berubah and Memburu Rindu, and Wings' hit song Taman Rashidah Utama.