R&B singer Jeremih is speaking out for the first time on social media since his Covid-19 diagnosis, and he is thanking his fans for all the well wishes.
Earlier this morning, Jeremih took to Instagram to share two photos of himself of what appeared to be a selfie from what appeared to be a hospital bed and an action shot of him getting his hair cut.
“THANK GOD IM STILL HERE,” Jeremih captioned the post adding the hashtag #imbackkkk. “THANK YA’LL FOR THE 🙏🏾 UP.”
According to Billboard and NBC, the singer was discharged after battling Covid-19 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. According to the outlets, he is currently recovering at home and gave his thanks to hospital workers.
In a statement, Jeremih said, “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. I will be forever grateful.” He added, “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.”
Last month, many rappers rallied behind him on social media in support. He thanked “Chance The Rapper, 50 Cent and Diddy for their love and support.”
On Nov. 22, the artist was transferred out of the ICU to a regular hospital room to continue healing.
In an interview with ABC7 Chicago, which reports the singer was transferred after being taken off a ventilator, Jeremih’s mother, Gwenda Starling, shared her sense of relief.
She said, “I get so teary-eyed but I get so joyful at the same time because he’s pulling through.” She added, “We’ve been praying that he can be home by Thanksgiving. It may be a bit much to ask God, but I figure we’ve been asking for everything else.”
TMZ, Entertainment Tonight, and Billboard also received a statement from a family spokesperson about the singer’s health development last month.
The statement read: “Jeremih has been transferred out of ICU. He will spend the rest of his recovery time in a regular hospital room, the true healing begins. Thank you all for your continued prayers and wishes.”
“Things seemed like, all of a sudden, to attack his body,” Starling described. “That virus viciously attacked every organ in his body. His body was shutting down, and they were telling me every day for a week that he just wasn’t getting better.”