Jeremih is reportedly fighting for his life as he battles COVID-19 in a Chicago ICU.
Over the weekend, sources told TMZ that the “Birthday Sex” singer is hospitalized in Illinois, and that “the prognosis is bleak.”
The outlet says it is unclear how long the musician has been in the ICU, or when he contracted the virus.
Prior to this, a number of Jeremih’s friends and past collaborators, including Chance the Rapper and 50 Cent, had posted message of support for the 33-year-old.
“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,” Chance wrote.
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— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) November 14, 2020
“Pray for my boy Jeremih he’s not doing good this covid ---- is real,” 50 added.
Recently, a source told TMZ that Jeremih “is currently on a breathing ventilator within the ICU” and that “his condition has recently gotten worse.”
However, Sunday at 4:04 p.m., 50 tweeted that Jeremih “is responsive today, doing a little better.”
Thank you for 🙏🏿praying for my boy Jeremih he is responsive today, doing a little better. pic.twitter.com/BjtzmpFp7J— 50cent (@50cent) November 16, 2020
Monday in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s non-mandatory, stay-at-home advisory took effect, encouraging residents to not leave their homes except to work, attend school, seek medical care, shop for groceries, or pick up takeout food.
Lightfoot also imposed a 10-person limit on weddings, birthday parties, funerals, and some other social events.
Those who go out are strongly encouraged to wear a mask at all times.
As of Monday at 7:51 a.m. EST, The New York Times reported that more than 11,112,900 people in the United States have been infected with COVID-19, and at least 246,000 have died from coronavirus-related illnesses.