Support for R&B singer Jeremih flooded in on social media this weekend following reports that the 33-year-old is being treated for COVID-19 in the intensive care unit.
"Jeremih is currently battling severe COVID-19 health complications. He’s in the ICU on a ventilator to help him breathe. The COVID-19 condition he’s experiencing is rare for a young man his age without underlying conditions," the singer's family wrote in a statement that his representative shared with TODAY.
"His family would like to remind the world that COVID-19 is real and not to be taken lightly," the statement continued. "A great team of doctors and nurses is helping him pull through. He’s not out of the woods yet, but progress is being made. The family and friends are praying that he starts breathing on his own soon, and makes a full recovery."
Musicians and fans shared messages of support for Jeremih on social media over the weekend, asking for prayers while he reportedly remains hospitalized.
Fellow Chicago native Chance the Rapper wrote, “Please if you can take a second to pray for my friend Jeremih, he is like a brother to me and he’s ill right now. I believe in the healing power of Jesus so if you can for me please please say a prayer over him.”
The two have collaborated in the past, including their 2016 mixtape “Merry Christmas Lil' Mama” and its 2017 reissue, “Merry Christmas Lil' Mama Re-Wrapped.”
50 Cent, who was featured on Jeremih's 2010 song “Down on Me,” shared a photo of the two on Instagram, writing, “pray for my boy @jeremih he’s not doing good this covid sh-t is real 🙏🏿 he’s in ICU in Chicago.”
Rapper Hitmaka posted a picture on Instagram of the singer with the caption: “I need everyone to pray for my brother @jeremih this message is posted with his mothers blessings.”
This story has been updated to include a statement from Jeremih's family.