After recovering from a long, hard-fought battle with COVID-19, singer Jeremih reflected on his experience with the deadly disease as he promoted his new holiday album with Chance the Rapper during an appearance on “Sway’s Universe.”
When the radio host asked Jeremih whether or not his experience with the coronavirus should be a lesson for those who don’t take the pandemic seriously, he replied:
“What I can say is, man, it definitely is real,” Jeremih said. “I didn’t take it for granted. And truth be told, I’m a living, walking testimony. To let y’all know, I was really down bad for the last month and a half. While I was in there — you know, I don’t even remember the day I went in. That’s how messed up I was.”
The singer then revealed that he could not recall his time in ICU until he saw pictures of it.
“I had the tube down my throat for about a week and a half,” he said. “I was really, like, in a dream, and I ain’t gonna lie, I woke up about two times and all I remember is just seeing a white light.
He continued: “What I ended up having was called a [multisystem] inflammatory syndrome: MIS. All my organs became inflamed. My heart started beating irregularly, my kidneys went out, my liver started to go bad. Mind you, I didn’t know what was going on at the time. I was out.”
“I had to learn how to walk again, eat, all that,” he added.
Having been through an ordeal that has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, Jeremih says that his experience was “somewhat of a blessing.”
As crazy as it might sound,” he said. “I needed to sit down. I needed to take a break.”