Reggae icon is making "positive progress..."

Toots And The Maytals singer Toots Hibbert is receiving intensive care.

Reports concerning the reggae icon's health emerged over the weekend, shortly after the release of new album 'Got To Be Tough'.

Concerned fans shared the speculation on social media, leading to a full statement from the singer's family.

The internationally renowned reggae artist is receiving care at a private facility, and was tested for COVID-19.

Said to be "resting and in good spirits", his family ask for "everyone to hold him in their prayers..."

The statement reads:

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. He is resting and in good spirits, and is showing signs of improvement by the hour.

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.

'Got To Be Tough' is out now.

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