Lead Roots singer and Reggae legend Toots Hibbert of the the Toots and the Maytals is currently in intensive care(ICU) after developing breathing complications.
Toots manager Cabel Stephenson says the 71-year-old singer was rushed to a health facility over the weekend after his lung function diminished.
“He is in an intensive care unit at a private facility in the Corporate Area. Over the weekend, he complained that he wasn’t feeling well, and we were very proactive about it, we moved quickly, checked him into the hospital as his lung function had greatly diminished,” he said.
The singer’s results of COVID-19 had not been released yet thought his manager revealed the revered singer had been tested.
“He is now in good spirits and asks for your prayers and positive vibes as we keep faith that he recuperates quickly,” said Stephenson
Toots Hibbert, whose real name is Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert, hails from the parish of Clarendon but moved to Trenchtown during the 1960s, where he formed The Maytals.
The group quickly garnered fame, which saw them touring with top UK and American bands such as The Eagles and the Whos.
The group recently released their most recent album, Got to Be Tough, on August 28th.