(Jamaica Observer) It has emerged online that Vybz Kartel, the incarcerated dancehall star, is suffering from an autoimmune disorder known as Graves’ disease which, coupled with two alleged heart conditions, makes his present situation “life-threatening”.
Broadcaster Lisa Evers of FOX5NY said she had obtained a sworn medical affidavit from Vybz Kartel’s private doctor, endocrinologist Karen Phillips, which outlined that the dancehall star has been battling Graves’ disease for seven years and that despite being treated, it has not gone into remission.
Evers also revealed that the 47-year-old deejay has two heart conditions that are getting worse, and that, without surgery, “he could die.”
“Fighting for his life? Yes. It can be dangerous..we do not want to get a phone call to say because he was under this 24 (sic) this 23-hour lockdown and unable to breathe, that he succumbed to his illness,” Kartel’s attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan warned during an interview with Evers on Tuesday.