Jeremih Transferred Out of ICU amid COVID-19 Recovery: 'The True Healing Begins,' Family Says
Jeremih appears to be on the mend after battling a novel coronavirus case.
The 33-year-old singer, real name Jeremy Felton, has been relocated from intensive care and is on the way to recovery a week after it was revealed he was hospitalized and ventilated, according to the TMZ's Saturday report.
His family confirmed the news, telling TMZ and Entertainment Tonight in a statement: "Jeremih has been transferred from intensive care. He will be in a regular hospital room for the remainder of his recovery time. True healing begins. Thank you for your prayers and wishes."
A representative from Jeremih did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
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The last update on the singer's condition came on Thursday when his agent announced that he had been taken off the ventilator but that his condition was still viewed as critical and he remained in intensive care.
"J has just been pulled off the ventilator," his agent said in a statement to Variety. "He is still in critical condition in intensive care. Please keep him in your prayers."
Jeremih's hospital stay was first reported by TMZ last Saturday, November 14th, when a number of stars and fellow artists exchanged messages of support for him on social media.
"Pray for my boy @jeremih that he's not okay - is it? He's in intensive care in Chicago," 50 Cent wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the couple who have worked together several times over the years. The rapper later added in another post, "Thanks for? For my boy Jeremih he's responding today and doing it a little better."
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Hitmaka also asked for prayers on Instagram, stating that he was speaking to Jeremiah's mother and that in his post he wrote, "I need everyone who prays for my brother @jeremih. This message is posted with his mother's blessing."
In the meantime, Chance the Rapper wrote on Twitter: "Please, if you can take a second to pray for my friend Jeremih, he's like a brother to me and he's sick right now. I believe in the healing powers of Jesus, so if you can please, please say a prayer over him. "
"Prayers, pray for your strength @Jeremih," Big Sean said in a tweet, while Meek Mill wrote, "Prayers up to Jerimah and his family."
"Keep Jeremih in my prayers," Toni Braxton wrote in a separate message.
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