R&B singer Jeremih was released from a Chicago hospital yesterday after a weeks-long battle with coronavirus.
The 33-year-old singer, born Jeremy Felton, was able to walk out of the hospital on his own, a significant accomplishment after battling a severe case of COVID-19.
“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,” the singer said in a statement to ABC7.
“A special thanks to Chance The Rapper, 50 cents [sic], and Diddy for their love and support. I’m getting stronger every day 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.”
On Thursday, Chance the Rapper broke the news on Twitter that his friend was being released from the hospital the following day. He expressed his joy over Jeremih’s recovery, whom he called his brother.
Jeremih was at his mother’s home in Chicago when he started feeling sick and unable to ambulate. He was hospitalized on November 5 after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and his health steadily declined.
In late November, he was taken off a ventilator and moved out of ICU and into a regular hospital room. We’re happy to hear that Jeremih is finally well enough to be released from the hospital.