Singer Jeremih Battling Serious COVID-19 Prognosis In Chicago Hospital
The Chicago native has been getting words of encouragement from some of his fellow artists.
November 16, 2020 at 7:37 pm
R&B singer Jeremih is in a Chicago hospital battling COVID-19. Little is known about his hospitalization, including how long he has been hospitalized, but the artist has been placed on a breathing ventilator.
The Chicago native has been getting words of encouragement from some of his fellow artists during the weekend, including from rapper 50 Cent, who said his friend is getting better early Monday morning.
Thank you for ????????praying for my boy Jeremih he is responsive today, doing a little better. pic.twitter.com/BjtzmpFp7J
— 50cent (@50cent) November 16, 2020
Chance the Rapper asked for prayers for the artist when reports first came out of his "bleak" prognosis.
"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 tweeted.
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
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) November 14, 2020
Singer Ne-Yo also sent his well wishes.
"Prayers of strength going up for you bro Jeremih," he tweeted.
Prayers of strength going up for you bro @Jeremih.. ????????❤️
— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) November 15, 2020
Artist Toni Braxton said she is keeping the "Planez" singer in her prayers.
Keeping Jeremih in my prayers.
— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) November 15, 2020
According to the BBC, Jeremih has collaborated with several artists throughout his career. In 2010, the 33-year-old featured 50 Cent on his track, "Down On Me." The Chicago artist also collaborated with YG in 2014 to produce another single, "Don't Tell 'Em." In recent years, Jeremih has credited Braxton and Rihanna in his productions.
The Illinois native, whose legal name is Jeremy Felton, signed with Def Jam in 2009, according to Variety. Jeremih's debut single "Birthday Sex," climbed to No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, People reported. Since then, he has produced four full-length albums.
He has recently been featured on singles with Ne-Yo and Kito, but his most recent album was released in 2018 when he collaborated with Ty Dolla Sign. The duo produced the album titled, MihTy.
As Blavity previously reported, the coronavirus has been surging across the nation in recent weeks, particularly in the midwest. With Illinois becoming the epicenter of the pandemic, Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot announced tighter regulations last week. The mayor ordered a stay-at-home advisory and asked residents to avoid gathering with extended family during Thanksgiving. She also called for restricted traveling.
“We’re asking you to avoid any non essential travel. And if you must travel, then you must either quarantine for 14 days, or depending upon the state confirm a negative COVID test before coming back,” Lightfoot said, according to CBSN Chicago.
Illinois recorded at least 50 new COVID-19 deaths and 12,788 new cases on Thursday. In the U.S., more than 200,000 COVID-19 related deaths and 10 million cases have been reported.
"We have to stop and reverse this trend in order to save lives,” Lightfoot said. “Every family needs to come up with their own COVID protection plan and stick to it.”