Toots Hibbert Hospitalized

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 3:43 PM GMT-5

Jamaican reggae superstar Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert aka Toots Hibbert is said to be recuperating after being admitted to the intensive care unit at a private St. Andrew Hospital. The veteran vocalist is experiencing what is said to be Covid-19 like symptoms, as a result, he has been tested for the virus and now awaiting the result.

According to a family member, the reggae legend is recovering from his ailments steadily “He is resting and in good spirits, and is showing signs of improvement by the hour.”

It’s reported that the singer has respiratory complications and will remain at the medical facility until suitable for a release.

77-year-old Toots has 6 siblings and is from May Pen, Clarendon. He is the son of Seventh-day Adventist preachers and started off in music by singing gospel songs in the church.

In the 1960s Toots moved to Kingston, Trench Town where he formed the Maytals which was named after Hibbert’s home town in May Pen.

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.

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