R&B singer Jeremih has improved enough to leave a Chicago hospital after battling a severe case of coronavirus.
In a statement Saturday, the “Don’t Tell ‘Em” singer said he’s “forever grateful” to the staff at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
“First and foremost I would like to thank God and the incredible team of doctors and nurses at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for saving my life,” read the statement obtained by ABC7 Chicago. “I will be forever grateful. I would also like to thank my family and friends for all their prayers and well wishes. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. A special thanks to Chance The Rapper, 50 cent, and Diddy for their love and support. I’m getting stronger every day, and look forward to spending time with my sons. I would also like to thank all my fans, and people all over the world who have prayed for me.”
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The news first broke on Nov. 14, that the Grammy-nominated singer was hospitalized from complications of coronavirus. Jeremih, whose real name is Jeremy Phillip Felton, was placed on a ventilator in the intensive care unit.
At the time, rapper 50 Cent asked his social media followers to “pray for my boy @jeremih he’s not doing good this covid sh-t is real. He’s in ICU in Chicago.”
Days later, a rep for the 33-year-old performer’s family released a statement saying the virus had “viciously attacked his body.”
“Everyone diagnosed with COVID-19 is affected differently. Unfortunately for Jeremih, COVID-19 viciously attacked his body,” the rep said.