The following release was issued by the management team of leading dancehall/reggae singjay, Gyptian, this morning:
Because of all the rumors and questions that have been floating around the health of Reggae Star Gyptian, Jus1 production is issuing this Press Release with a statement from Gyptian.
Windel (Gyptian) Edwards has recently completed a hectic 60 day tour of Europe and Africa. Yesterday he was diagnosed as being severely dehydrated.
After winning the British MOBO award, the US Soul train award, and getting his latest hit single “Nah Let Go” added into rotation on several major stations worldwide, there was a surge in promotional and PR work that had to be incorporated into the tour.
Gyptian completed his last show in Tanzania, Africa and returned to NYC earlier this week to do 2 shows for which he was scheduled. Gyptian indicated that he was feeling faint and he was taken to a NYC hospital where he was diagnosed as being dehydrated; a decision was made to cancel the 2 shows, but he insisted on completing his obligations for the sake of his fans.
Upon completion of his last performance on Thursday night [December 2], he again indicated feeling faint with severe stomach cramps and was rushed to the emergency room in NYC. the Doctor prescribed some medication and instructed him again to rest and rehydrate as he was now severely dehydrated.
A decision was then made by his management team that in the best interest of the artist, and against his will, he will be returning home to consult with his personal physician and dietitian. He will then rest for a few days, so that he can return to work in peak health and continue to take his music to his fans all over the world.
Gyptian wants his fans to understand that in order to achieve the level of success his fans have given him, it requires him to keep up a certain work etiquette that will sometimes pushes the boundaries of his physical health because he appreciates his fans and hates to disappoint them.
“To my fans in Barbados, I apologize profusely and I am currently renegotiating a date with the promoters to complete my obligations and please my fans. There is no Gyptian without my fans and I am very grateful for all the concern that has been shown but I assure everyone that I will be back to work for all of you as soon as I am back in peak form because as me seh, Me Nah Let Go.”