Naughty Boy’s family has criticized trolls for claiming to have ‘lost confidence’ after taking care of his 66-year-old dementia-stricken mother Zahida for the past five years.
The record producer, 36, is currently competing on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here and it’s no secret that he’s thinking of leaving the show.
After collaborating with the likes of Beyoncé and Sam Smith, she hasn’t released an album since 2013’s Hotel Cabana – which peaked at number two on the UK charts.
Angry: Naughty Boy’s family has criticized trolls for claiming to have ‘lost confidence’ after taking care of his 66-year-old mother, Zahida, who is suffering from dementia for the past five years.
According to Sun, his family wrote in a now-deleted tweet: ‘NB is a proud mother’s boy as he has been taking care of her for the past 5 years.
‘He is suffering from vascular dementia and several other ailments as a result of which he needs 24 hour care.
‘He lacks a lot of confidence and this is the first time he has given up on him – to do something for himself for the first time in years.
Aaradhya: His family writes about Watford native, whose real name is Shahid Khan: ‘NB is a proud mother’s boy as he has been taking care of her for the past 5 years’
‘Of course, trolls have no conscience or compassion to try and understand their feelings and mental state, but many thanks to those who are supporting.’
‘Remember to #BeKind and don’t be toxic.’
Naughty Boy’s family recently banned Zahida from watching an episode where he was getting emotional and arguing over leaving the palace.
Discussing his possible departure, his niece Ayesha told Sun: ‘She would be confused seeing this, especially if she had seen him suing, she would have been very, very distressed.’
The Upset: The 36-year-old record producer is currently competing on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here and it’s no secret that he’s thinking of leaving the show.
Detailing how Zahida is coping, he said: ‘During the day, she’s always like, “Where is he? Is he coming home?” And we have to keep reminding her that no, she’s on the show and she’ll see her on TV…
‘Most nights, she’ll cheer, “He’s my son,” and she’ll talk to the TV, blessing him.’
The Grammy nominee shocked fans earlier this week when he threatened to leave the show if the camps were divided.
He was chosen to take a test by the stars in the main camp, believing that he was chosen because he was the ‘weakest link’ in The Clink.
Unfortunate: Naughty Boy’s family recently banned Zahida from watching an episode where he was getting emotional and arguing on leaving the palace.
Ayesha admitted that she was ‘worried’ about her mental state prior to her appearance on the ITV favourite, due to the two-week quarantine before entering.
Before entering the woods, Naughty Boy elaborated on his mother’s health battles, as he said: ‘I think it’s important for people like me to create awareness about it.
‘Dementia UK is in constant need of funding, and as long as I live in the palace, I will miss my mother the most. I live with mom, and I’m used to seeing her all the time.’
A helping hand: Reportedly Naughty Boy is consulting with his mother about his health from inside the palace
He revealed earlier this year that he has withdrawn from music to spend more time with his mother and act as her caregiver.
She said: ‘Mother is not very well, and it will be difficult for me to stay away. But she said, I think the break will be good for both of us.
Sun Told that Naughty Boy is consulting about his mother’s health from inside the palace.
Concern: Insider Said: ‘He’s talking to the show’s psych team led by Sandra Scott exclusively on the iPad set-up to make sure he’s excited.
The insider added: ‘He’s speaking exclusively to the show’s psych team led by Sandra Scott on the set-up iPad to make sure he’s excited…
‘This is the longest time he has been away from his mother…