Beenie Man has reportedly been hospitalized after he was seen on video fainting at his mother’s funeral.
According to the Den, the Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist, born Anthony Moses Davis, attended his mother’s funeral Sunday in St. Elizabeth. While outlets have spelled his mother’s name as “Lilieth Sewell,” Beenie Man has spelled her name on Instagram as “Lelieth.”
In the heartbreaking video, the musician appears to lose consciousness and is carried away by four men.
Citing local Jamaican news outlets, The Shade Room reports the DJ was rushed to the hospital shortly afterward.
On Monday, Twitter account @fognewsradio gave an update that Beenie Man “is ok.” However, this report has not been verified.
The Shade Room says Sewell reportedly suffered a stroke in July and was hospitalized for a few months.
Though she was reportedly discharged from the University Hospital of the West Indies sometime in August, she sadly passed away a few weeks later. She was 63 years old.
The Den adds that Sewell reportedly “suffered a brief bout of illness in September 2020.”
Earlier this month on Instagram, Beenie Man announced he was building a community center, named after his mother and grandfather, in his hometown of Waterhouse.
“The Solomon & Lelieth Community Center is a community initiative that is bolstered by the Beenie Man Foundation. It is dedicated and named after my Mom and my Mentor,” he wrote on this page. “Its main goal is to create an environment within the Waterhouse Community that will aid in youth development.”
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The Solomon & Lelieth Community Center is a community initiative that is bolstered by the Beenie Man Foundation. It is dedicated and named after my Mom and my Mentor. Its main goal is to create an environment within the Waterhouse Community that will aid in youth development. During these uncertain rough times, I understand the struggles the youths are facing. Their new normal is now virtual learning. With this community center, it will afford youths from the Waterhouse Community and neighboring communities the access needed to assist them with materials needed for them to learn and better adjust to this unfortunate shift in their lives. Click the link in my bio to watch the video and follow my foundation page @beeniemanfdnja . #BeenieMan #KingBeenieMan #MosesDavis #Simma 🎥 @guh.tru PM @espeeltd @ah_mcknight @franzmcknight
Our thoughts go out to Beenie Man and his family during this difficult time.