Vybz Kartel reportedly facing life-threatening illness in prison

The ‘Dancehall Hero’ has had a couple of health scares over the years

Piece by: Maureen Waruinge

• The dancehall singer even has a swollen face.

Dancehall singer Vybz Kartel who is incarcerated is suffering from an autoimmune disorder known as Graves’ disease which, coupled with two alleged heart conditions, makes his present situation “life-threatening”.

This is according to an exclusive interview on New York FOX5NY where his lawyer confessed to the singer's condition.

Isat Buchanan, the lawyer representing told newscaster Lisa Evers of FOX5 New York, that the singer on Monday May 29 was seriously ailing.

He had paid a visit to him in prison. Kartel is on lockdown 23 hours a day over an alleged mobile phone confrontation. “Mr. Palmer’s condition is life-threatening,” Buchanan said gravely.

The TV presenter told the lawyer that FOX5NY obtained a sworn medical affidavit from Vybz Kartel’s private doctor, endocrinologist Karen Phillips, which outlined that the Dancehall star has been battling Graves’ disease for seven years and that despite being treated, it has not gone into remission.

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The 47-year-old singer Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer has no air circulation, no water, and a bucket for a toilet.

“His neck was swollen. If you think of a shirt that is about 18.5 inches in the neck area, you couldn’t close the collar on his neck, and that’s how bad it is at this moment… His face is actually swollen. And one other thing: He always wears glasses; in this condition, that causes his eyes to protrude,” Buchanan said

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