Reggae legend Toots Hibbert in intensive care awaiting COVID-19 test

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert of iconic reggae group Toots and the Maytals has been hospitalized in Jamaica and is at current awaiting the outcomes of a coronavirus test.

“Whereas experiences of Mr. Hibbert being in an intensive care unit at a personal facility in the Company Space are true, the family want to assure these concerned that he is making constructive progress and is receiving the best possible remedy, whereas he awaits the outcomes on his COVID-19 test,” reads an announcement posted to the Maytals’ official Fb internet web page, hopefully together with, “He’s resting and in good spirits, and is exhibiting indicators of enchancment by the hour.”

The “Strain Drop” singer, 77, sought medical help after complaining of hassle respiratory, his agent Cabel Stephenson, suggested Jamaican data outlet the Gleaner.

“We took him to a personal facility the place they administered some exams nevertheless talked about based totally on what’s going on, they need to do the COVID-19 test for the whole thing to be full and to rule it out,” talked about Stephenson. “It was our need that he stayed on the hospital the place he may very well be beneath full assertion attributable to his age and who he is.”

Whereas his family and administration group are reportedly concerned, Stephenson suggested the outlet that the singer himself seemingly gained’t begin to fear besides his indicators escalate.

“He’ll be concerned supplied that he is feeling ache and is uncomfortable in his development like all human being would,” Stephenson talked about.

The earlier boxer, who has redefined reggae in his six-decade career, had merely launched his first album in a decade, “Bought To Be Robust,” on Friday.

“That is my last chance, man,” he suggested Rolling Stone shortly sooner than the album was launched. “I work onerous. I’m not afraid to work. However time is figuring out, and I actually really feel that. I needn’t work so onerous now. However it is creating fast, fast. Good events gone, good events nonetheless coming, by and by.”



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