Keke Wyatt, who is expecting her 11th child with husband Zackariah David Darring, has tearfully revealed that her unborn baby was diagnosed with a genetic disorder called Trisomy 13.
The 40-year-old singer, who announced on Feb. 20 that she’s expecting another child, made the latest revelation during a recent performance.
She sang: “When the doctors told me that my son Rahjah had Leukemia cancer … I said Hallelujah.
“And recently I found out the doctor say my baby has Trisomy 13.”
Trisomy 13 which is also called Patau syndrome, is a genetic disorder where a portion of chromosome 13 appears three times. Children born with the disease often experience heart defects, extra fingers or toes, brain or spinal cord abnormalities, underdeveloped eyes, an opening in the lip which can be associated with a cleft lip or a cleft palate and may also have weak muscle tone.
Due to the severity of the condition, the mortality rate is high, and only 5-10% of children live beyond their first year.
Keke’s revelation led to mixed reactions, with some leaving cruel comments.
Keke then took to Instagram to respond to the trolls, writing: “I’d like to send a special prayer out for the rude, cruel people that took time out of their day to get on social media & make disparaging & morbid comments concerning my pregnancy.
“This past weekend at my show I was very transparent with my amazing fans (who I see as family) about the status of my pregnancy,’ the Nothing in This World artist said. ‘I explained to them, the day after my maternity photo shoot my husband & I received the news that our baby tested positive for Trisomy 13 per the doctor.
“It was a moment that wasn’t planned during my show but at the end of the day I felt in my spirit to share or encourage another women that might have to face this battle. For all of the disgusting people out there that are wishing ill on me and my baby. Say what y’all want about me, I’m use to it…No weapon formed against me will prosper anyway. BUT a innocent unborn baby?? Be careful putting your mouth on people.
“I pray that God gives you grace when Life comes knocking on your front door & you won’t reap what u are sowing. For all of the POSITIVE stories, emails and support I’m getting THANK YOU! I will not let the negativity drain all of my positive energy…. I work hard and my husband & I take care of ALL our children with NO help but GODS OoooooKaY! We will continue to believe the report of the Lord! #GodsWillBeDone.”
Watch her make the revelation in the video below.