Jamaican dancehall artist Vybz Kartel is suffering from a life-threatening condition according to media reports
Kartel is currently behind bars in Jamaica on a murder charge.
According to medical reports Kartel has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder known as Graves’ disease which, coupled with two alleged heart conditions.
Vybz Kartel’s private doctor, endocrinologist Karen Phillips, said that “the dancehall star has been battling Graves’ disease for seven years and that despite being treated, it has not gone into remission”
Kartel, 47- two heart conditions that are getting worse, and that, without surgery, “he could die”, she said.
Meanwhile, Kartel’s attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan warned during an interview with the media yesterday that the “King of Dancehall” is not in great shape.
“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,”
His heart condition is being worsened according to his attorney by being locked down for 23 hours a day over two alleged cell phone infractions within three days. Cellphones were found in his cell.
“Mr Palmer’s condition is life-threatening. His face is actually swole (swollen) and as I said, one a di things is, he always wears glasses because the condition that he has causes his eyes to protrude. He is in a cell, and if you can picture a brick oven because that’s how those cells are built, the ventilation is next to none,” Buchanan argued.