September 2, 2020
TOOTS Hibbert is in critical condition at the University Hospital of the West Indies in St Andrew. The veteran reggae singer was transferred to the medical facility's intensive care unit on Monday.
“He is fighting for his life. We are still awaiting the results of his COVID-19 test. The family is asking for privacy and prayers at this time as they navigate this difficult period,” Claude Mills, his Jamaica publicist, told the Jamaica Observer last night.
“We're monitoring his progress and we'll be issuing a statement when we have an update,” he continued.
Meanwhile, members of the music fratnerity took to social media to offer words of encouragement to the 77-year-old entertainer.
Esteemed British label Trojan Records said it hoped Hibbert “makes a speedy recovery”, while British reggae singer Maxi Priest urged fans to pray.
“Prayers and well wishes to my bredrin. Stay strong king. Blessings all around,” Maxi Priest posted.
Fans, too, expressed their well wishes for recovery. more