Reggae Veteran Barrington Levy Hospitalized
Reggae star Barrington Levy has fallen ill and hospitalized over the weekend after getting dengue fever.
The Jamaican entertainer has missed two shows after being hospitalized at a private institution over the weekend with a serious case of dengue fever.
Levy was rushed to the hospital with a dangerously high temperature that caused him to collapse.
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Confirmed by the 51-year-old artiste, his fan page released an announcement:
I’ve been hospitalized after falling gravely ill. After running a dangerously high temperature I collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where I was diagnosed with Dengue Fever.
I was scheduled to perform this Friday in Santa Barbara and on Sunday the 27th at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on the ‘Catch A Fire’ tour with Damian Marley but i won’t make it…I apologise to all my fans who wanted to see me but i ain’t got no other choice than taking care of my health…
Whisper a word of prayer for my speedy recovery.
He had been slated to perform at a show on Friday in Santa Barbara, California, and then he was also booked to perform at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Sunday.
“He has another show in Trinidad and Tobago on October 3rd, so he might miss that as well because this is a serious disease. There is no cure for dengue fever,” General Daddy Biggs of Platinum Camp, the official booking agent of Barrington Levy, said.
“He had hit me up earlier in the week saying he was ill and running a fever. He began throwing up, going to the bathroom often, and he was procrastinating about seeing a doctor, until I convinced him to go. He did some tests, and his white blood cells were low, his doctor said they should be 150 but was actually 86,” he said.
Eventually, Levy collapsed and had to be hospitalized in a private institution.
“The doctors said his white blood cells had fallen to 36 when he collapsed. They wanted to do a blood transfusion but I told them no, that was too dangerous, so right now, he is resting, and they are monitoring him closely. The doctors say this is the third case diagnosed in that part of Clarendon, so it might be some sort of outbreak,” General Daddy Biggs said.
Through late August 2015, Jamaica has reported 33 dengue fever cases this year.
Dengue fever is an infectious disease carried by mosquitoes and caused by any of four related dengue viruses. This disease was once called called “break-bone fever” because it sometimes causes severe joint and muscle pain that feels like bones are breaking.
Dengue fever of multiple types is found in most countries of the tropics and subtropics particularly during and after rainy season.
The Platinum Camp staff and CEO Daddy Bigg$, Levy’s management, asks the fans of Mr Levy to whisper a word of prayer for his speedy recovery.
Levy is known for songs such as Broader than Broadway, Too Experienced, and Living Dangerously featuring Bounty Killer.