Ninja Man was rushed to the hospital with chest pain midway murder trial.

was hospitalized during court proceeding of his murder trial on Friday (Nov 3).

The embattled deejay was attending his murder trial when he reported feeling ill.

Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentyne, was rushed to hospital after reportedly complaining about an intense stomach pain.

However, the trial continued as his lawyer Valerie Neita Robertson reportedly said that the Dancehall veteran had given his consent for the trial to continue in his absence.

Meanwhile, Patricia, the mother of one of Ninja Man’s sons, told media reporters that the artist “has been complaining of a terrible stomach pain.”

“I heard that he [Ninja Man] is not well, he had been complaining of a terrible stomach pain,” Patricia told Loop Jamaica shortly after the incident.

However, other sources claimed that Ninja Man has been in stable condition following his hospitalization.

He had been taken into custody two weeks ago after his bail was revoked by High Court judge, Justice Martin Gayle. The Jamaican entertainer has remained behind bars at the Central Station in Kingston since that time despite the efforts of his lawyer to get his bail reinstated. 

The trial is being held in private and evidence has been led by the prosecution implicating Ninja Man in the murder.

In 2009, Ninja Man was arrested and charged along with his son, Janeil, and another man, Dennis Clayton, for the fatal shooting of Ricardo Johnson that same year.

They were also charged with shooting with intent.

A number of witnesses have given compelling testimony in the case so far. 

The case, first mentioned in court in 2009, has had 17 missed trial dates and 23 mention dates in eight years.

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