Dancehall reggae artist Beenie Man, shown in this photo he shared on Instagram, has fallen ill with the Zika virus.
Dancehall reggae artist Beenie Man, one of the headline acts at the Cup Match Summer Splash, has reportedly fallen ill with the Zika virus.
The diagnosis was reported in Rolling Stone, which added that the Jamaican artist had called off a concert set for Saturday after being denied a Canadian visa.
There were local reports that Beenie Man had appeared unwell at his show in Bermuda on Wednesday night.
It comes as the Bermuda Government ramped up efforts to keep the virus out of the island, including the deployment of mosquito traps by the Department of Health’s vector control team.
The health ministry said: “The Ministry of Health and Seniors is aware that the performer, Beenie Man, visited Bermuda to perform at a concert on July 27.
“He recently reported via social media that he is ill with zika virus, which he contracted before visiting the island. The Minister of Health and Seniors, on behalf of Bermuda, wishes him a speedy recovery.
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