Reggae Stars Sends Love To Toots Hibbert

Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performing live on stage at Alexandra Palace on September 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Venla Shalin/Redferns)
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By NAN ET Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 11, 2020: Several top reggae stars are sending love and healing to reggae legend Toots Hibbert, who is battling COVID-19 in a Kingston, Jamaica hospital.

Tess Ann Chin, Maxi Priest and Jimmy Cliff have all sent words of love and the encouragement to the entertainer as he recovers. “To one of our national treasures, Mr Toots Hibbert. Heard on the news today that you are in intensive care. I pray you make a full and speedy recovery, sir. Nothing but genuine love and respect to you,” former Voice star Chin posted on social media.

Former Jamaica Culture Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange Hibbert says Hibbert is alive and making steady progress at the University of the West Indies hospital.

“Although Toots is critically ill, he is slowly making steady progress, and is being given all the necessary support,” said Grange Tuesday, while urging fans to display the appropriate respect to Toots and his family.

The reggae legend’s illness comes on the heels of the release of ‘Got To Be Tough,’ the ska and rocksteady vocal group’s first album in a decade. Hibbert, 78, is the front man of the group whose soulful vocal style has been compared to Otis Redding.

The group’s popular songs include “54-46 – That’s My Number,” “Monkey Man,” and “Do The Reggay.”