Singer Jeremih, real name Jeremy Fulton, is reportedly out of the hospital after a long bout with COVID-19. He addressed his recent near-death experience on Twitter on December 9, writing, “Thank God I’m still here, Thank [y’all] for the [prayers] up.”
News first broke in mid-Novemeber that the R&B singer was in a Chicago hospital following a COVID-19 diagnosis. According to his agent, he was taken off of a ventilator on November 19 and was in critical condition in the ICU. Jeremih’s friends within the music industry, including Chance The Rapper, 50 Cent and Hitmaka publicly called for prayers and well wishes for the singer.
On November 23, Essence reported that Jeremih had been moved from the ICU and would be recovering in a regular hospital room. His family then issued statements to Entertainment Tonight about his status, and also encouraged fans to continue to take the appropriate precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“His family would like to remind the world that COVID-19 is real and not to be taken lightly,” the statement read. “There’s no shame in contracting COVID-19, and people that have it need to be responsible and considerate of others. Everyone diagnosed with COVID-19 is affected differently. Unfortunately for Jeremih, COVID-19 viciously attacked his body.”
On December 5, Jeremih spoke to CNN about leaving the hospital, saying “First and foremost I would like to thank God and the incredible team of doctors and nurses at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for saving my life.” He then added, “I will be forever grateful. I would also like to thank my family and friends for all their prayers and well wishes.” He also thanked the artists that kept the general public updated on his behalf.
The singer then noted that he is looking forward to spending time with his young sons.
We are wishing Jeremih a speedy recovery.