Jeremih talks near-death experience with COVID-19: “I’m a living, walking testimony”

Jeremih performs during the 2019 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images) (2019 Getty Images)

Jeremih has shared his experience as he battled the coronavirus from the intensive care unit and his tough road to recovery.

The Don’t Tell Em artiste was speaking on the Sway in the Morning show when he opened up about his ordeal.

“I look at it as kind of somewhat of a blessing now, as crazy as it might sound.”

– Jeremih

He said, “What I can say is, man, it definitely is real. I didn’t take it for granted. And truth be told, this was kinda like … I’m a living, walking testimony. To let y’all know, I was really down bad for the last month and a half. While I was in there, you know, I don’t even remember the day I went in. That’s how messed up I was.”

He also went into detail about his time while hospitalised, saying, at times, he thought he would die. “I had the tube down my throat for about a week and a half,” he said. “I was really, like, in a dream and I ain’t gonna lie, I woke up about two times and all I remember is just seeing a white light … What I ended up having—and I don’t mind sharing it because now, you know, I’m here—it was called a [multisystem] inflammatory syndrome. MIS. Which is a rare case of, you know, cause and effect of [COVID-19]. My whole insides, all my organs, became inflamed. It was going down.”

Jeremih said he had to relearn how to walk and eat and that he considers the entire period a “blessing”.

“I look at it as kind of somewhat of a blessing now, as crazy as it might sound,” he said. “I needed to sit down. I needed to take a break.”