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Barrington Levy still battling dengue fever; misses two US shows

Barrington Levy still battling dengue fever; misses two US shows Featured

Entertainment News Written by  Sunday, 27 September 2015 23:07 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Reggae superstar Barrington Levy has missed two shows after being hospitalised at a private institution over the weekend with a serious case of dengue fever.  

He had been slated to perform at a show on Friday in Santa Barbara, California, and then he was also booked to perform at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

"He has another show in Trinidad and Tobago on October 3rd, so he might miss that as well because this is a serious disease. There is no cure for dengue fever," General Daddy Biggs of Platinum Camp, the official booking agent of Barrington Levy, said. 

Dengue fever is a debilitating viral disease of the tropics, transmitted by mosquitoes, and causing sudden fever and acute pains in the joints.

"He had hit me up earlier in the week saying he was ill and running a fever. He began throwing up, going to the bathroom often, and he was procrastinating about seeing a doctor, until I convinced him to go. He did some tests, and his white blood cells were low, his doctor said they should be 150 but was actually 86," he said. 

Eventually Levy collapsed and had to be hospitalised in a private institution. 

"The doctors said his white blood cells had fallen to 36 when he collapsed. They wanted to do a blood transfusion but I told them no, that was too dangerous, so right now, he is resting, and they are monitoring him closely. The doctors say this is the third case diagnosed in that part of Clarendon, so it might be some sort of outbreak," General Daddy Biggs said. 

Levy is known for songs such as 'Broader than Broadway', 'Too Experienced', and 'Living Dangerously' featuring Bounty Killer. 

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