Singer Jeremih opens up about being in ICU with COVID-19


Jeremih, whose holiday project with Chance the Rapper is now available on streaming for the first time ever, is opening up about his harrowing experience with COVID-19.

About 11 minutes into the Sway in the Morning video below, Jeremih was asked about being a “lesson” for anyone out there who may still be living in denial during the pandemic era.

“What I can say is, man, it definitely is real,” Jeremih said. “I didn’t take it for granted. And truth be told, this was kinda like … 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.”

Jeremih noted that he recently went through photos of his time in the ICU and also explained the difficulties of multisystem inflammatory syndrome.

[Singer Jeremih released from Hospital following battle with COVID-19]

“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 … What I ended up having—and I don’t mind sharing it because now, you know, I’m here—it was called a [multisystem] inflammatory syndrome. MIS. Which is a rare case of, you know, cause and effect of [COVID-19]. My whole insides, all my organs, became inflamed. It was going down.”

The recovery was also a challenge.

“I had to learn how to walk again, eat, all that,” Jeremih said. Still, he’s decided to look it all as a “blessing” of sorts.

“I look at it as kind of somewhat of a blessing now, as crazy as it might sound,” he said. “I needed to sit down. I needed to take a break.”Sign up for the Complex Newsletter for breaking news, events, and unique stories.

Source: Complex