American hip hop and R&B star Chris Brown who is billed to perform in the East Africa country Kenya has been hospitalised on Saturday for Malaria, local media websites reports.
A Mombasa health facility referred the musician to Aga Khan University Hospital in the country’s capital Nairobi where he was flown in immediately in a chartered jet.
The source suggested that Chris Brown might not have gone through the necessary health procedures required by passengers visiting malaria-prone countries.
Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Kenya as 25 million out of a population of 34 million Kenyans are at risk of malaria. It accounts for 30-50% of all outpatient attendance and 20% of all admissions to health facilities.
An estimated 170 million working days are lost to the disease each year. Malaria is also estimated to cause 20% of all deaths in children under five.
If Breezy does not recover quickly, the concert which is slated for today may be postponed.
We wish him a speedy recovery.