Jeremih Breaks IG Silence After Battling COVID-19 for Weeks

Jeremih has reemerged on social media after he was previously hospitalized for coronavirus.

On Wednesday, the “Birthday Sex” singer broke his Instagram silence and shared his first post since July.

In the pic, the musician lies in what appears to be a hospital bed with a Band-Aid on his neck.

In his message, the 33-year-old thanks fans for their support after he reportedly fought for his life after contracting COVID-19.

“THANK GOD IM STILL HERE , THANK YA’LL FOR THE 🙏🏾 UP #imbackkkk,” he captioned the pics.

Last Thursday, friend and collaborator Chance the Rapper announced that Jeremih would be released from the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was on a ventilator in intensive care at one point.

Per ABC7, Jeremih’s mother Gwenda Starling was with her son when he walked out of the hospital Friday evening.

The artist then released a statement to the outlet, saying, “First and foremost I would like to thank God and the incredible team of doctors and nurses at Northwestern Hospital for saving my life. 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 cents [sic], and Diddy for their love and support,” he continued. “I’m getting stronger everyday, 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.”

Last month, Starling gave an interview to ABC7 where she revealed that her son was at her house when he started to feel sick and had to lie down.

“A couple of hours later, he was calling me saying, ‘Mom, I need to go to the hospital.’ All of a sudden he couldn’t walk,” Starling said. “He was barely walking. He was holding his stomach.”

“Things seemed like, all of a sudden, to attack his body,” she continued. “That virus viciously attacked every organ in his body. His body was shutting down and they were telling me every day for a week that he just wasn’t getting better.”

Per the outlet, Jeremih had been hospitalized since November 5.

In mid-November, a rep described Jeremih’s condition as “rare for a young man his age without underlying conditions.”

On Tuesday, it was announced that Jeremih and Chance are dropping a joint holiday album, titled “Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama: The Gift That Keeps on Giving,” on December 11.

The project will feature two new original songs — “The Return” and “Who’s to Say” — along with holiday hits from the pair’s previous releases.


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