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UPDATED 11/18/20 6:55 p.m. ET: Jeremih's family shared a statement on the artist's condition with CNN, writing, "The family believes daily prayers to God. A great team of doctors and nurses is helping him pull through." They continued, "He's not out of the woods yet, but progress is being made."
Jeremih's family also warned people that COVID-19 can be a severe disease and said that it has "viciously attacked his body."
"His family would like to remind the world that COVID-19 is real and not to be taken lightly," the singer's family said. "Also, It's important for people infected to quarantine and let their families and friends know ASAP. There's no shame in contracting COVID-19, and people that have it need to be responsible and considerate of others."
UPDATED 11/15/20 6:35 p.m. ET: On Sunday, without going too much into specifics, 50 Cent gave an update in which he provided the following thanks/briefing to his IG followers: "Thank you for 🙏🏿praying for my Boy @jeremih he is responsive today, doing a little better."
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Normally, 50 Cent's Instagram is home to trolls and jokes. But on Saturday, he decided to remind us that the pandemic is still gripping the nation after revealing that R&B star Jeremih is currently battling COVID-19.
"pray for my boy @jeremih he’s not doing good this covid shit is real," 50 captioned a picture of himself and the singer. He goes on to say Jeremih is in the intensive care unit at an unnamed hospital in his hometown of Chicago.
50 Cent isn't the only entertainer to confirm Jeremih's condition. Fellow Chicagoan and frequent collaborator Hitmaka also asked his Instagram followers to pray for Jeremih as he fights the coronavirus.
"I need everyone to pray for my brother @jeremih. This message is posted with his mother’s blessings," he wrote. "This message is posted with his mothers blessings." Artists like Hit-Boy, Fabolous, N.O.R.E., and more flooded both 50 and Hitmaka's comments to show their support for Jeremih.
TMZ also reports the singer is currently on a breathing ventilator and his condition is worsening.
This comes as a second lockdown appears imminent. A member of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, Dr. Michael Osterholm, claims that the team has put together a plan that would shut down the country for 4-6 weeks. This would curb the pandemic and control the virus.