Singer Jeremih, whose real name is Jeremy Phillip Felton, has been released from the hospital after being treated for coronavirus.
A video of the music artist wearing a mask and slowly walking outside the doors to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago was posted on ABC7Chicago.com. Jeremih’s mother shot the footage. She told the TV station that walking is a major accomplishment for her son after his battle with COVID-19.
“First and foremost I would like to thank God and the incredible team of doctors and nurses at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for saving my life,” the star’s family said in a statement issued on his behalf to E! News on Saturday, Dec. 5. “I will be forever grateful. I would also like to thank my family and friends for all their prayers and well wishes. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. A special thanks to Chance The Rapper, 50 Cent, and Diddy for their love and support.”
“I would also like to thank all my fans and people around the world who prayed for me,” the statement continued. “I’m getting stronger everyday, and look forward to spending time with my sons.”
Late last month, the 33-year-old star was taken to the hospital and admitted to the ICU, where he was put on a ventilator for a few days.
“The COVID-19 condition he’s experiencing is rare for a young man his age without underlying conditions,” his family said in a statement at the time. “His family would like to remind the world that COVID-19 is real and not to be taken lightly. 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. Everyone diagnosed with COVID-19 is affected differently, Unfortunately for Jeremih, COVID-19 viciously attacked his body.”