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SINGER JIMMY RILEY HOSPITALIZED AFTER CONTRACTING THE CHIK-V VIRUS, ACCORDING TO PUBLISHED REPORT!

 

Jimmy Riley

Jimmy Riley

By André Williams—

Veteran reggae, lovers-rock singer Jimmy Riley, who is also the father of Tarrus Riley, is terribly ill and remains hospitalised three weeks after being admitted for an undisclosed illness after contracting chik-V.

THE STAR understands that there is no clear indication when the elder Riley is scheduled to be released from hospital as his current state is said to require regular monitoring by doctors.

Riley’s latest studio album, Contradictions, was released in September 2013 by VP Records and features son Tarrus, Sizzla and Fanton Mojah.

Efforts by THE STAR to speak to a member of the family proved futile.

Jimmy & Tarrus Riley

Jimmy & Tarrus Riley

It is unclear who currently manages the elder Riley, who, up to a few months ago, was still actively touring and performing at gigs locally and internationally.

Jimmy Riley had several hits in the 1970s, including Tell the Youths the TruthNyah Bingi, and Clean Up the Streets.

His musical success continued in the 1980s while working with Sly & Robbie’s Taxi productions.

In 1983, Riley topped the UK reggae chart with his version of Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing.

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