Jeremih, who was recently hospitalized following a COVID-19 diagnosis, has been transferred out of a Chicago hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).
“Jeremih has been transferred out of ICU. He will spend the rest of his recovery time in a regular hospital room. The true healing begins,” his family said in a statement. “Thank you all for your continued prayers and wishes.”
Last week, rapper 50 Cent confirmed to fans that the singer had been hospitalized for complications from the coronavirus. “Pray for my boy, he’s not doing good,” he had written on Instagram.
Jeremih had been put on a ventilator to help him breathe. News of the singer’s hospitalization spurred widespread concern from fans on social media. In a statement to CNN, his family said COVID-19 had “viciously attacked his body” and urged others to take the virus seriously.
“It’s important for people infected to quarantine and let their families and friends know ASAP,” the statement read. “There’s no shame in contracting COVID-19, and people that have it need to be responsible and considerate of others.”