Ninja Man is dealing with a severe health condition, according to his attorney.
The Dancehall veteran, who was expected to resume Monday (Nov 6), was rushed to a medical facility in Kingston after reportedly experiencing chest pains and breathing difficulties amid his murder trial on Friday (Nov 3).
On Saturday (Nov 4), reports surfaced that Ninja Man had suffered a heart attack.
However, his defense team has refused to confirm the speculations.
The “Murda Dem” deejay apparently spent the weekend running a battery of tests to determine the cause of his illness.
The embattled entertainer was examined and recommended to be admitted by private doctors, according to Valerie Neita-Robertson, Ninja Man’s attorney.
“Ninjaman is still in a medical facility in Kingston. On Friday, he was transported to a private doctor who examined him and recommended that he be admitted to a medical facility for some tests to be conducted.,” says Valerie Neita-Robertson.
“Ninjaman’s condition is serious,” the high-profile attorney-at-law added.
Despite Ninja Man’s absence on Friday, the session, which was held in camera at the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston, went up until noon.
Meanwhile, Neita Robinson reportedly told media reporters that the Crown is yet to close its case and that her client’s illness has created an uncertainty about the completion of the trial.
The Dancehall deejay was taken into custody two weeks ago after his bail was revoked by High Court judge, Justice Martin Gayle, who ordered the murder trial to begin as soon as possible.
The case had seen 17 trial dates and 23 mentions.
Ninjaman, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, along with his son Jahneil and another man, is charged with the 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson on Marl Road in Kingston. He was granted bail in 2012.