Incarcerated Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel has been admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies in St. Andrew with an undisclosed medical condition.
According to sources close to the deejay, Vybz Kartel has not been eating over the past few weeks and has lost a lot of weight. The deejay is also reportedly having liver and kidney issues.
Kartel who is under heavy security is not being allowed any visitors at this time. The entertainer is expected to released from the Hospital on Tuesday after running a battery of tests.
“Mr Palmer came in to UHWI because he had a problem which was acting up on him and he came in on Sunday to do some tests. His heart was racing, so the medical professionals gave him medication to get his heart beating normally. When he came in, his heart was beating at over 150 beats per minute, and he is now stable, under 100 beats, and may be released today,” sources told Loop News. “Some tests are being performed; his heart rate is now down, he will soon be released,” the source added.
A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats per minute.
This is Vybz Kartel’s third visit to hospital since his incarceration. Back in 2017, the deejay was rushed to the University Hospital under heavy police guard after complaining of excruciating pains in his side. In July 2015, he visited the doctors at the same facility due to a skin inflammation.