REPORTS coming out of England indicate that the celebrated reggae crooner, the ‘cool ruler’ Gregory Isaacs is ‘not doing well’.
Yesterday, the rumour mill began turning that Isaacs was in a coma and just barely hanging on.
However, in a conversation with the Splash, wife, Linda Isaacs said her husband was not in a coma, but was in fact sleeping.
She did admit however, that “he is not good.”
When pressed Isaacs’ wife said “I can’t make any comment,” he’s not well.”
Singer George Nooks said he spoke with Isaacs who informed him that he was “hanging in there”. Nooks said he is rooting for his friend to overcome this hurdle and get back on his feet.
“I don’t know just what will happen, but I do know that God can turn things around. My prayers are with Gregory.”
Splash was not able to ascertain the exact nature of his illness.
Earlier this year, Gregory Isaacs’ road manager Copeland Forbes stated that his charge was, “in the UK doing some medical tests. As you all know, he had some problems with his legs from last year which resulted in cancellation of tours, and in the last 12 months he had a very hectic year travelling all over the globe doing performances.”
Isaacs has been a constant presence on the reggae music scene for some time. The singer has released a number of hits including Night Nurse, Tune In, My Number One, Love Overdue, Rumours and The Border.