Frankie Paul on the mend

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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Singer Frankie Paul is recuperating after undergoing surgery to remove a portion of his leg on Friday.

His friend, veteran deejay Peter Metro, confirmed Paul underwent a major operation.

"Yeah man, him foot cut off. A last night (Tuesday) mi see him a Jungle (Arnett Gardens)," Metro told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

He did not know which hospital the operation took place or what foot was affected.

Frankie Paul’s — who rarely performs in Jamaica — last appearance was on Startime at Mas Camp in St Andrew, two Saturdays ago.

He was assisted on stage by handlers and did part of his abbreviated set sitting in a chair.

Born with a vision impairment, Paul (whose given name Paul Blake) ruled the 1980s with hardcore dancehall tracks, including Cassanova, Worries In The Dance, I Know The Score and Sarah.

Several efforts to reach him yesterday were unsuccessful.

— Brian Bonitto

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