Jeremih is recovering from COVID-19, a battle that almost cost him his life.
The 33-year-old R&B singer called SiriusXM’s Sway in the Morning and spoke about a “rare” complication he developed that led to organ failure.
“What I can say is man, it’s definitely real,” he told Sway Calloway on Tuesday. “I didn’t take it for granted and to be honest, that’s kind of, I’m a living, walking testimony.”
Jeremih, whose real name is Jeremy Phillip Felton, was intubated in the intensive care unit where he said he saw a “white light”.
Jeremih shares near death experience with COVID-19, says his organs have become inflamed due to MIS. (Photo: WireImage)
“I had the tube in my throat for about a week and a half. I was really in a dream. And I’m not going to lie, I woke up about twice and all I remember is just seeing a white light. You know the two times I’ve been there, ”he explained. “What I ended up having and I don’t mind sharing it now, you know, I’m here, it’s called MIS (Multiple Inflammatory Syndrome), a rare cause and effect of COVID. ”
At the beginning of the pandemic, extreme inflammation was reported almost exclusively in children (MIS-C), but it can also occur in adults (MIS-A), sometimes weeks after a person has the virus. According to the CDC, MIS-A is a condition that can cause problems in various parts of the body such as the heart, gastrointestinal tract, skin, or brain.
“All of my innards, all of my organs have become infected. It went down, everything was fair – my heart ran out, stopped beating, and started beating erratically. My kidneys went out, ”said Jeremih, adding that his liver was“ going bad ”.
“I didn’t know what was going on at the time,” Jeremih continued. “I was outside. After being removed from intensive care for a week and a half after that, I was just recovering from learning to walk, eat, and so on.”
Jeremih recently shared a photo from the hospital.
“Thank goodness I’m still here,” he wrote on Instagram.
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