Jeremih has opened up about his severe coronavirus battle that left him having to learn how to walk all over again.
The singer, 33, was hospitalised in Chicago and put into intensive care after contracting Covid-19 in November.
Reports revealed Jeremih was in a ‘critical condition’ and he was put on a ventilator at first, with his family revealing in a statement to CNN that the virus had ‘viciously attacked’ his body.
Now speaking out about his health battle, Jeremih said that he is a ‘living, walking testimony’ that coronavirus is very much real.
In a candid chat with Chance The Rapper shared to the Sway’s Universe YouTube channel, Jeremih recalled seeing a ‘white light’ while he was in hospital, as he explained that he was diagnosed with multi-system inflammatory syndrome.
‘What I can say is, man, [coronavirus] it definitely is real,’ Jeremih said. ‘I didn’t take it for granted and truth be told, I’m a living, walking testimony.’
‘I was really down bad for the last month and a half,’ he continued. ‘I don’t even remember the day I went in, that’s how messed up I was.’
Jeremih said: ‘I had the tube down my throat for about a week and a half. I was like in a dream and I ain’t gonna lie, I woke up about two times and all I remember is just seeing a white light.
‘What I ended up having was called MIS [multi-system inflammatory syndrome] – all my organs became inflamed, my heart started beating irregularly, my kidneys went out, my liver started to go bad.’
‘Mind you, I didn’t know what was going on at the time, I was out,’ Jeremih added, revealing that his memory of being in hospital is so blurry, he looks at pictures to remind himself.
The artist is now out of hospital and recovering, but it hasn’t been an easy ride, with Jeremih revealing he’s had to start from the beginning with many aspects of his daily life.
‘I had to learn how to walk again, [how to] eat, all of that,’ he said.
‘I looked it as kind of somewhat of a blessing now, as crazy as it might sound. I needed to sit down, I needed to take a break.’
Following his hospitalisation, 50 Cent had called on fans for their prayers for the star. He shared to Instagram: ‘pray for my boy @jeremih he’s not doing good this covid sh*t is real ?? he’s in ICU in Chicago.’
Chance had also tweeted to round up support for him, as he posted: ‘Please if you can take a second to pray for my friend Jeremih, he is like a brother to me and he’s ill right now. I believe in the healing power of Jesus so if you can for me please please say a prayer over him.’
Jeremih is best known for hits Birthday Sex, Don’t Tell Em and Down On Me featuring 50 Cent. He signed to Def Jam Records in 2009.
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