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Jeremih in "Birthday Sex" (2009)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many across the globe are still dealing with its effects. The virus has also had an impact on the Hollywood landscape, with numerous celebrities like Tom Hanks and Idris Elba having since contracted it. Unfortunately, it now seems that 33-year-old rapper and producer Jeremih is also dealing with the coronavirus and is currently in the ICU where he’s breathing with the use of a ventilator. In the midst of his battle with COVID, artists like Chance the Rapper and 50 Cent are showing love and support for him on social media.

Chance the Rapper asked his Twitter followers to pray for Jeremih as he deals with COVID-19. The songwriter and actor views Jeremih as “a brother” and wants nothing more than to see his condition improve:

50 Cent echoed Chance the Rapper’s sentiments in a post of his own. He also expressed a brief thought on the severity of COVID:

The rapper later added another tweet in which he thanked fans for their prayers and said that Jeremih was becoming more responsive. DJ and producer Benny Benassi, a friend and collaborator of Jeremih’s, also shared a heartfelt post, wishing the rapper well and saying that he has the support of his friends and fans. Benassi also shared a picture of the singer performing on stage, signifying his hope that the rapper will recover and be back to doing what he loves:

Rapper Meek Mill joined his fellow musicians in wishing Jeremih well and asked fans to pray for the performer and his family. Check out his post below:

Upon hearing about Jeremih’s condition, comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah asked for prayers as well. He also begged that his followers be cautious and safe during this time:

Jeremih’s COVID battle first came to light this past weekend when TMZ reported that the rapper and songwriter had been admitted to the hospital and was in the ICU. At the time of the report, the site’s sources couldn’t say how long he had been admitted or how long he’d had the virus. But it was stressed that the rapper was not doing well at the time.

Jeremih originally entered the music scene in 2009 with his first hit, “Birthday Sex,” which peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. That single would add momentum to his self-titled debut album. The singer has since been produced other hit singles and has been nominated for an American Music Award, Billboard Music Awards and a Grammy over the years.

It’s beautiful to see so many across the entertainment industry show love and support to Jeremih as he goes through this difficult time. Jeremih has definitely formed a firm support system within the music industry, and they’ve certainly come together to encourage both him and his family.

We here at CinemaBlend wish Jeremih and his family the best during this difficult time.

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