Vybz Kartel returns to prison after visit to UHWI for treatment
Incarcerated dancehall star Vybz Kartel has returned to prison following a visit to the hospital today to receive treatment for a health condition.
This after news broke earlier today that the ‘World Boss’ had been rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies for treatment.
Kartel, however, despite earlier reports, has not been hospitalised and his condition is not considered life-threatening.
“He has a condition and he wasn’t feeling well. He was not admitted. It’s not serious,” Valerie Neita-Robertson, attorney of the dancehall phenom told The Gleaner, adding that he will be escorted back to prison later this afternoon.
When contacted earlier today, Neita-Robertson had advised that fellow co-counsel, Tom Tavares-Finson, had been en route to the medical facility to oversee their client.
Following his widely publicised hospitalisation in 2017, it was revealed that the entertainer lives with a thyroid condition.
Health concerns aside, the Life We Living deejay lies in wait for the verdict on the appeal of his life sentence.
Convicted in 2014, Kartel and three of his four co-accused, Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, and Andre St John, were found guilty of the 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams. Kartel was ordered to serve 35 years before he is eligible for parole.
Campbell, Jones and St John were ordered to each serve 25 years before they become eligible for parole.