Toots Hibbert placed in intensive care unit, awaiting COVID-19 test results

The singer’s family reports that he’s “showing signs of improvement by the hour”

Toots And The Maytals frontman Frederick “Toots” Hibbert has been placed in the intensive care unit of a private facility in Kingston, Jamaica, awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.

His family has released a statement on his social media accounts, saying he has been “showing signs of improvement by the hour”.
“While reports of Mr. Hibbert being in an intensive care unit at a private facility in the Corporate Area are true, the family would like to assure those concerned that he is making positive progress and is receiving the best possible treatment, while he awaits the results on his COVID-19 test,” the statement read.

“His family has asked everyone to hold him in their prayers, and would like to thank the Minister of Culture Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange and Minister of Health Christopher Tufton for their assistance in getting Mr. Hibbert tested, as well as the countless medical professionals who are taking care of Mr. Hibbert around the clock during this time.”

While reports of Mr. Hibbert being in an intensive care unit at a private facility in the Corporate Area are true, the…

Posted by Toots and the Maytals on Monday, August 31, 2020

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Just last week (28 August), Toots And The Maytals released Got To Be Tough, the group’s first album in 10 years. The record also includes a cover of the classic Bob Marley tune Three Little Birds, performed with Ziggy Marley.

In other related news, Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh recently opened up on his experiences of surviving COVID-19. In June, the singer spent 10 days on a ventilator in a Los Angeles hospital, after he contracted the disease from frequent travel between his home, offices and studios in late May.

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