Legendary Tanzanian rapper, Joseph Haule, popularly known as Professor Jay, is fighting for his life in hospital.
Jay was admitted at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania three weeks ago and according to reports, his health is deteriorating fast.
His close friend and fellow rapper Ambwene Yessayah, better known as AY disclosed this information after paying him a visit.
“Let us keep praying for our brother Prof Jay’s full recovery. For now, the family has opted not to make his ailment public but all this will be disclosed in due course,” he told members of the press on Thursday.
According to AY, the hospital bill is steadily rising and the musician’s treatment costs roughly Sh200,000 per week.
How Professor Jay landed in ICU
In an earlier statement, Professor Jay’s younger brother Black Rhino revealed how the regional star landed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
“He was not sick he was in a show in Bukoba and had driven himself there. He only said he wasn’t feeling completely well but decided to continue with the show as the fans had already paid,” Rhino explained.
After the show, the artiste complained that he was feeling sick but his close associates did not imagine it was something serious.
“He would complain that he wasn’t feeling well and would go to the hospital get medication and come back home. On the 7th day is when he requested us to take him to the hospital. He is just ailing from normal ailments such as blood pressure.”
Black Rhino says his family is not happy about people who are spreading rumors that Jay is HIV positive while others said he is dead.
“We were very offended by people sharing false information about him. It’s sad to learn some people have no humanity, people should drop such behaviours.
Jay is doing better compared to how he was when we brought him to the hospital. His fans should not be worried. We are very grateful for the love we have received,” he noted.
On behalf of the kenyanbulletin.com news desk, we wish Professor Jay a quick recovery.