Dancehall star Spice is reportedly “alert and awake” after a health scare in the Dominican Republic over the past few days.
“The last time I spoke to a member of the family on Friday, everyone sounded positive, no one sounded nervous or worried. They said she has been up and awake. They said that she was getting stronger each day, the family is asking for prayers at this time,” a source close to the family, told OBSERVER ONLINE.
The source did not reveal details of the ordeal.
Rumours have been floating around social media that the dancehall artiste was in a coma following post-op surgery complications, a rumour which her booking agent Ray Alexander has since denied.
As Spice’s medical situation reportedly improved overnight, friends and family have been rallying to her side or posting encouraging messages on Instagram.
“I am just glad that she is doing better. I spoke to her sister in New York and she told me that she spoke to Spice, and that she was having complications but doing much better, but she is not out of the woods yet. Her younger sister is still Gracie in the Dominican Republic,” another source told OBSERVER ONLINE.
Spice’s former spiritual adviser and friend RT Boss hopped on a plane to the Dominican Republic last night.
He posted a heartfelt message on his Instagram, minutes before he boarded the flight to the Spanish-speaking country.
“I know you are worried about this diagnosis, but you’ve always been a fighter. You’re the bravest person I know and you will get through this. I have faith in you,” he wrote on Instagram.
The Gaza-affiliated Instagram page, Vybz Kartel News wrote: “Gazanation, I want u to send your prayers out to Spice, she has recently been hospitalised”.
Dancehall artistes such as D’Angel, Pamputtae and Stylysh also posted heartfelt messages and prayers for the ‘Go Dung Deh’ singer.
Spice had previously gone under the surgeon’s knife to do cosmetic enhancement surgery. In November of 2020, she shared a photo of her ‘new designer body’ to her Instagram page.
Cosmetic surgery enhances appearance for nonmedical reasons, addressing physical features can bring a person closer to their ideal body image.
The entertainer — whose given name is Grace Hamilton — is known for a slew of hit songs, including such as So Mi Like It, Send It Up, Sheet, Indicator, Genie, Fight Over Man, and Ramping Shop featuring Vybz Kartel.
The artiste’s latest album, Emancipated, debuted at No 7 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.
Her debut album 10 was nominated for Best Reggae Album last year.
In recent years, Spice has expanded her brand outside the confines of dancehall by co-starring in the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, and championing her own clothing line, Graci Noir.