“Chicago R&B artist Jeremyh is hospitalized and battling with a serious case of Kovid-19,” a representative said in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement said the 33-year-old musician, whose real name is Jeremy Felton, is on a ventilator in an intensive care unit.
The representative said, “The COVID-19 condition he is experiencing is rare for a young person without underlying conditions.
The representative said that Felton’s family wanted to remind the world that coronovirus is real and should not be taken lightly.
The representative stated, “There is no shame in contracting COVID-19, and people need to be responsible and consider it.” “Everyone diagnosed with COVID-19 is affected differently. Unfortunately for Jeremyh, COVID-19 badly attacked his body. “
Felton, who signed with Def Jam in 2009, released four records and recorded several popular singles. The news of his illness indicated the support of artists such as Chance the Rapper, Tony braxton And big Sean.
His hospitalization comes with the rise of the virus across the United States, with more than 250,000 deaths recorded since the epidemic began. In the past month, Illinois reported 254,000 cases – or 42 percent of all cases in the state – according to a tally at Johns Hopkins University.
In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a stay-at-home order last week, stating that the city was likely to die 1,000 people in the next seven weeks.
“We are at an important turning point,” she told MSNBC.
Kalhan Rosenblatt has contributed.