Toots and the Maytals Frontman Toots Hibbert Hospitalized for Undisclosed Illness

The artist is awaiting COVID-19 test results

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BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Sep 1, 2020

Toots Hibbert, leader of Jamaican legends Toots and the Maytals, has been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness.

Hibbert's family confirmed his admission to the intensive care unit at a Jamaican hospital in a statement yesterday (August 31), sharing that he is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.

"While reports of Mr. Hibbert being in an intensive care unit at a private facility in the Corporate Area are true, the family would like to assure those concerned that he is making positive progress and is receiving the best possible treatment, while he awaits the results on his COVID-19 test," the family's statement reads, noting that "He is resting and in good spirits, and is showing signs of improvement by the hour."

Toots and the Maytals released Got to Be Tough late last month, marking the group's first album in 10 years.

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