Toots Hibbert Critically ill, needs Blood


Legendary Jamaican musician Toots Hibbert is reported to be stable while in a coma that is medically induced. Rumours started to circulate over the past 24 hours that Toots had passed away however Olivia Grange has since come forward to dismiss such claims.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and sports explains that “Toots’ condition is stable as it has been for the last few days. His condition is being closely monitored by doctors” said Grange who also confirms that Toots is alive contrary to some reports.

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She went on to urge Jamaicans to donate blood for Mr. Hibbert who is badly in need of blood at this time “Although Toots is critically ill, he is slowly making steady progress” Grange went on to outline that the musician is getting all the needed support and he is slowly but surely recovering day by day.

Days ago it was reported that Toots was awaiting a COVID-19 test result however the result has not been made public.

Toots Hibbert who is now 77-year-old is from May Pen, Clarendon, he named his group “The Maytals” which is the name of the community he is from.

Toots moved to Kingston as a young man where he found glory, The Maytals was one of the most if not the most popular Jamaican music group in the 60s and made music for Coxsone Dodd, Prince Buster, Byron Lee and other top producers at the time.

Toots is best known for songs such as Bam Bam, Pressure drop, Time Tough, Country Roads and others.

Persons who are willing to donate blood to toots can do so via Mr. Hibbert’s account at the Blood Bank at UHWI or at Slipe Pen Road.

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