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Singer Jeremih is in ICU in a 'critical condition' days after being hospitalised with coronavirus, his agent has confirmed.
On Saturday it was reported the 33-year-old was on a breathing ventilator in ICU after contracting Covid-19.
Giving an update on his situation today, the musician's agent told Variety: "J was just pulled off the ventilator. He’s still in ICU in critical condition. Please keep him in your prayers."
Jeremih, whose real name is Jeremy Phillip Felton, is best known for hit songs Birthday Sex, Down on Me and Don't Tell 'Em.
Jeremih's agent said he is in a 'critical condition' after contracting coronavirus
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The singer's family issued a statement on his health battle yesterday, describing how the virus had 'viciously attacked his body' which they noted was 'rare for a young man his age with no underlying conditions”.
“The family believes daily prayers to God,” they shared. “A great team of doctors and nurses is helping him pull through. He’s not out of the woods yet, but progress is being made. The family and friends are praying that he starts breathing on his own soon, and makes a full recovery.
“His family would like to remind the world that COVID-19 is real and not to be taken lightly.
“Also, it’s important for people infected to quarantine and let their families and friends know ASAP. There’s no shame in contracting COVID-19, and people that have it need to be responsible and considerate of others."
Famous pals of the Don't Tell 'Em hitmaker asked fans for prayers and support
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Jeremih 'on a ventilator battling coronavirus in intensive care'
As news of Jeremih's hospitalisation emerged, celebrity friends of the star urged fans to pray for his recovery.
Sharing the news with his online followers, rapper 50 Cent wrote: "Pray for my boy Jeremih. He’s not doing good. This COVID s**t is real. He’s in the ICU in Chicago."
Chance the Rapper also asked for support.
“Please if you can, take a second to pray for my friend Jeremih. He is like a brother to me, and he’s ill right now. I believe in the healing power of Jesus, so if you can for me, please please say a prayer over him,' he penned.
While singer Toni Braxton simply wrote: "Keeping Jeremih in my prayers."
Singer Jeremih shot to fame in 2009 and has enjoyed a string of Top 10 charting singles
Jeremih shot to fame in 2009 with the release of his debut single Birthday Sex, which went in at number four on the US Billboard hot 100 and charted around the world, followed up by self-titled album
He followed up the success with the release of second album All About You, and the lead track Down on Me – which also reached the top five on the US Billboard chart.
In 2014 his single Don't Tell Em became the singer's third top ten hit in the US and reached number 5 in the UK singles chart.