Jeremih transfers out of ICU after being on a ventilator for COVID-19  11/21/2020 22:27:30 

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Jeremih looks as if he's making progress on his recovery after leaving the intensive care unit.

The 33-year-old R&B singer's family told TMZ on Saturday that he was being transferred to a general hospital setting for less severe illness.

His condition had looked dire earlier this week, after it was reported that he had to be put on a ventilator.

Good news: The family of 33-year-old singer/rapper Jeremih told TMZ on Saturday that he had been transferred out of the ICU and was recovering; pictured performing in November 2019

Jeremih's family sounded upbeat, and they're expecting the 'true healing' to begin now that he's out of the ICU.

Although he's well enough to leave the ICU, where people with the most severe COVID-19 cases are cared for, they haven't shared much about his current condition.

It's also unclear if he's still positive for the coronavirus, or if he may have any long-lasting symptoms of the illness.

Many people who have recovered from COVID-19 have repeated lingering symptoms for weeks or even months, including persistent coughing and trouble breathing, which could be devastating for a singer like Jeremih.

His representatives also haven't state how he might have contracted the coronavirus, though a statement said there's 'no shame' in contracting it, while underscoring that everyone needs to do their part to not spread it.

Making progress: Jeremih's family said the 'true healing' would begin now that he was off a ventilator and back to a general hospital setting; seen in 2016

'COVID-19 viciously attacked his body':Representatives for R&B singer/rapper Jeremih released an earlier statement on Thursday night as to his serious condition

On Thursday night, representatives for the singer/rapper born Jeremy Phillip Felton  released a statement about his condition, as reported by Deadline.

'The COVID-19 condition he's experiencing is rare for a young man his age without underlying conditions,' the rep said. 'There's no shame in contracting COVID-19, and people that have it need to be responsible and considerate of others.Everyone diagnosed with COVID-19 is affected differently. Unfortunately for Jeremih, COVID-19 viciously attacked his body.'

The statement came after Jeremih's agent said earlier on Thursday that the musician is 'still in ICU in critical condition,' as Varietyreported that morning.

News broke on Nov. 14 that the star had been hospitalized for COVID-19 and was 'on a ventilator.'

Tough times: Jeremihis 'still in ICU in critical condition,' his agent told Variety earlier on Thursday; seen here in November 2019

Just before noon on Saturday: 50 Cent, who was featured on Jeremih's 2010 single Down on Me, tweeted about the rapper's condition

'Please if you can':Chance the Rapper also chimed in on Saturday, with a sincere call for prayers for his friend

Seen here in 2016: Jeremih, 33, reportedly has a 'bleak' prognosis, and his condition is said to have worsened recently

'J was just pulled off the ventilator,'his agent said in a statement to to the publication. 'He's still in ICU in critical condition. Please keep him in your prayers.'

Just before noon on Saturday, 50 Cent, who was featured on Jeremih's 2010 single Down on Me, tweeted about the rapper's condition.

'pray for my boy Jeremih hes not doing good this covid s*** is real,' the Power star wrote, adding prayer hands emoji; later, he added, 'he's in ICU in Chicago'.

Chance also chimed in on Saturday: 'Please if you can take a second to pray for my friend Jeremih, he is like a brother to me and hes ill right now.I believe in the healing power of Jesus so if you can for me please please say a prayer over him.'

Producer Hitmaka wrote on social media, 'We need that energy. Pray for my brother. He gone shake back.'

He has worked with 50, Ludacris and Ty Dolla Sign among others, and has produced four studio albums  the most recent of which was 2018'sMihTy.

Jeremih's 2009 singleBirthday Sex reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and Down on Me, off his second album All About You, also reached the top five.

In 2014, his single Don't Tell 'Em featuring YG off third record Late Nights became his third top-ten hit on that chart.

Seen in 2012:Born Jeremy Phillip Felton, the musician signed with Def Jam Records in 2009

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