Prayers up for Jeremih.
On Saturday (Nov. 14), producer Hitmaka took to Instagram to reveal that the “Don’t Tell ‘Em” singer was battling an unknown illness and asked his followers to send their prayers.
“I need everyone to pray for my brother @jeremih,” he wrote alongside a photo of Jeremih, adding, “This message is posted with his mothers blessings.”
Taking to his IG Story, Hitmaka also shared his concern for Jeremih’s wellbeing and was optimistic that he would recover.
“My dawg changed my life he gone pull thru pray for @jeremih,” Hitmaka said. “We need that energy. Pray for my brother he gone shake back.”
It’s unclear what happened to the Chicago singer, but his Instagram comments have been flooded with concerned fans, some of whom have speculated that he may have a COVID-related illness. Jeremih’s celebrity friends including Fabolous, Twista, and Chance the Rapper also sent their prayers.
“Please if you can take a second to pray for my friend Jeremih, he is like a brother to me and he’s ill right now,” Chance tweeted. “I believe in the healing power of Jesus so if you can for me please please say a prayer over him.”
Please if you can take a second to pray for my friend Jeremih, he is like a brother to me and he’s ill right now. I believe in the healing power of Jesus so if you can for me please please say a prayer over him
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) November 14, 2020
Hitmaka and Jeremih both appeared on “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” and collaborated on songs including Big Sean’s “Bounce Back.” During a 2019 interview with Power 105.1, Hitmaka spoke about their friendship. “Jeremih is always gonna be my favorite person to work with because he changed my life,” he said.
UPDATE: Jeremih is in the hospital battling COVID-19. According to TMZ, the 33-year-old singer is “fighting for his life” in the ICU and the “prognosis is bleak.” Sources say he is currently on a breathing ventilator and his condition has recently worsened. It’s unclear when he was admitted or how long he’s had the virus.
50 Cent was among those who shared his prayers for his “Down On Me” collaborator. “pray for my boy Jeremih he’s not doing good this covid shit is real,” he tweeted.