In a post published on Sunday, July 18 on Jacob Desvarieux’s Facebook page, Los Productions and Kassav’ Management stated : “Jacob Desvarieux was placed in a medically induced coma to give him the necessary care. This is a standard medical protocol. His condition is considered stable by his doctors, and we will have more information within 48 hours“. Normally, this information should have been communicated on Tuesday, July 20.
It has now been a week since the star’s many fans in Guadeloupe and Martinique, but also throughout the world, have been waiting for the slightest information, and some have been asking us directly about the state of health of their idol, who is battling Covid-19 at the Pointe-à-Pitre – Abymes University Hospital.
Being diabetic and having undergone a kidney transplant, the Kassav’ guitarist had been vaccinated against Covid-19. While he was on tour with his team for the second edition of his “Nanm Kann” concept, he tested positive for Covid-19 during a “routine visit”, according to a post published on his Facebook page on July 12.
The announcement of Jacob Desvarieux’s hospitalization was a huge shock for many fans who respect the grief of his loved ones and who wish only for one thing : their idol who brought them joy with the song “Zouk-la, sé sèl médikaman nou ni” (Zouk is the only medicine we have), released in 1988, wins this battle against the virus with the help of the doctors who are treating him.