Following a near-fatal battle with COVID-19 that resulted in a trip to the ICU, Jeremih is feeling better and getting his life back in order. For his first sit-down interview following the health scare, the Chicago native spoke with Kendra G of WGCI on Thursday (December 24) about the emotional whirlwind of the past month.
Jeremih, who had never been to a hospital in his life, spent nearly a month in there for his bout with COVID-19, which saw his condition get worse once he contracted multi-system inflammatory syndrome, meaning his organs became inflamed. With a new outlook on life and on his road to full recovery, the R&B singer is hesitant about taking more needles and getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Right now? I’m not sure yet,” he said. “I’m good and I’m still taking shots from the hospital. So I’m good for my shots right now.”
Kendra G also noticed Jeremih was keeping his hospital bracelet on, which serves as a reminder of what he’s been through in the last month.
“Two things, I just wanted to remind myself of what I’ve been through and sometimes to just remind myself of my purpose on this earth,” Jeremih explained. “Because while I was in there, I was unsure if I was still going to be able to walk on this earth. So until I get my talk and my walk back I’ma keep this on.”
eremih was hospitalized on November 15 with COVID-19 and was released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago on December 6.
He admitted to Sway in the Morning last week that he had a tube in his throat for about a week and a half and remembers waking up in a daze a couple of times and just seeing a white light.[via]