Vybz Kartel is now in a stable condition and is showing gratitude after being hospitalized last Sunday.
The Dancehall entertainer, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, was reportedly released from the University Hospital of the West Indies on Tuesday, March 5, after undergoing a battery of tests for a thyroid-related issue.
“Mr Palmer came in to UHWI because he had a problem which was acting up on him and he came in on Sunday to do some tests. His heart was racing, so the medical professionals gave him medication to get his heart beating normally. When he came in, his heart was beating at over 150 beats per minute, and he is now stable, under 100 beats, and may be released today,” a source revealed.
Taking to Instagram, his team made on announce, thanking police officers, doctors and nurses for their support during his medical care.
“Affi big up The D.S.C. Team from deputy commish to her staff also the doctors and nurses. trust me #GazaNation gi dem a hand please,” Kartel’s Instagram account captioned the post.
According to reports, this is Vybz Kartel’s third visit to hospital since his incarceration. In July 2015, he was taken to doctors at the University Hospital of the West Indies due to a severe skin inflammation. His visit created quite a security concern as scores of fans converged on the hospital to get a glimpse of him. In 2017, he was being treated for a kidney-related issue at the same facility.
Vybz Kartel’s attorney, Valerie Neita-Robertson, said her client is on the mend.
“He wasn’t feeling well, but he’s feeling much better now,” she told media reporters.
Vybz Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer, is currently serving a life sentence following his murder conviction in relation to the death of Clive “Lizard” Williams in April 2014. He will be eligible for parole after 35 years. Kartel’s co-accused, Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell and Kahira Jones, are to serve 25 years before they are eligible for parole, while Andre St John will do 30 years before qualifying for eligibility. He is currently appealing his conviction.
Despite being behind bars, Vybz Kartel’s music continues to be in demand.