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Sizzla still stable

Reggae act hospitalised after motorcycle accident

Friday, August 26, 2011    

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Up to late last night, popular reggae artiste Sizzla Kalonji was still listed in critical, but stable condition in a Kingston hospital following a motorcycle accident on Wednesday evening.

The artiste was airlifted to Kingston yesterday morning after the staff at the St Ann's Bay hospital stabilised him following the accident. According to publicist, Olimatta Taal, it was an emotional moment for Sizzla's family to see the artiste being airlifted from St Ann. She noted that some members of his immediate and extended family wept as the events unfolded.

The artiste, born Miguel Collins, is reported to have suffered broken arms and ribs and a fracture collar bone. The injuries also include a ruptured liver, which is said to have resulted in internal bleeding.

Sizzla was hit from his motorcycle by a bus which was overtaking him in St Ann's Bay on Wednesday evening. The driver of the bus did not stop after the accident.

According to reports from St Ann, the hospital was packed like a stage show as hundreds of concerned friends and fans converged on the facility as news spread regarding the accident.

The artiste's management notes that "as strong and resilient as his messages, we look forward to seeing him on a powerful journey towards healing. He is surrounded by lots of love from his family and friends. Please continue to keep him in your prayers. The family is pleased with the outpour of love that has been coming from all over the island and internationally."

The family of Miguel Collins and staff of Kalonji Muzik would like to thank everyone for praying for Sizzla Kalonji and sending him positive energy. They are asking for the fans of the artiste to give Sizzla a few days to recover, therefore the hospital where he is located will not be disclosed.

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