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Chicago R&B star Jeremih still in critical condition battling COVID-19: report

Though Jeremih’s agent told Variety he was ‘pulled off the ventilator,’ the hitmaker remains hospitalized in intensive care.

Jeremih performs at the 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival on Sunday, July 17, 2016 in Chicago.
Jeremih performs at the 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival on Sunday, July 17, 2016 in Chicago.
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Chicago R&B superstar Jeremih remains in critical condition after being hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a report Thursday.

TMZ had reported Saturday that the 33-year-old singer had been placed on a ventilator, prompting 50 Cent and other celebrities to rally around the native South Sider. Though Jeremih’s agent has since told Variety that he was “pulled off the ventilator,” his condition still appears dire.

“He’s still in ICU in critical condition,” his agent said. “Please keep him in your prayers.”

Jeremih’s talent agency didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Born Jeremy Felton, Jeremih attended Morgan Park High School and Columbia College before bursting onto the music scene in 2009 with his debut single “Birthday Sex, which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He’s since scored three more top-ten hits and most recently released a collaborative album with Ty Dolla $ign in 2018.

After news broke that Jeremih was hospitalized, his frequent collaborator and fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper took to social media to plead for support.

“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,” Chance tweeted on Saturday.