Ray J Hospitalized With Pneumonia, Tests Negative For COVID-19
R&B singer Ray J announced he is currently being hospitalized with pneumonia.
He spoke about his current condition and revealed he is being treated in a Miami hospital. He also said he has not been able to see any family or friends because of COVID-19 protocols.
“I been in here all by myself for a week,” the singer told Hollywood Unlocked. “No family members came to visit, not even my wife.”
When first admitted to the hospital, Ray J’s doctors “assumed” he had COVID and placed him in the COVID wing of the hospital.
“I thought it was over,” he said, “I started praying and knew God is good so I just kept praying.”
He was given five COVID-19 tests which all proved him to be negative. Ray J was then moved to a different area of the hospital.
David Weintraub, Ray J’s manager, said in a statement, “[The doctors] wanted to keep him there a couple of extra days to watch him.”
Ray J has since been experiencing difficultly with breathing and talking, and has been given oxygen for some support.
His sister, Brandy, shared a Facetime screenshot of the call on her Instagram. In the post, Ray J was raising his hand to show a huge tattoo of his sisters’ name written across his forearm. Brandy was pictured smiling at the body art.
“This is real love, I couldn’t have asked for a better brother. I love you @RayJ,” she wrote in the caption.
If you out here saying you didn't know Ray J was Brandy's little brother then you don't know this classic and that means you have no taste. pic.twitter.com/Jo2HLXuhkI
— Richonne Baby #2 (#HelpSVG🇻🇨) 👑 King RJ (@brookcty) September 30, 2021
Even as the singer and reality star continues his battle with pneumonia. he has moved forward with filing for divorce from his wife, Princess Love. The two had been rumored to file for divorce two times before but called it off. Ray J is asking for joint custody of their two children, Melody Love, 3, and Epik Ray, 1.
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