Bunny Wailer hospitalized in South Florida

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Bunny Wailer

Publicist says star will make recovery

Reggae legend Bunny Wailer has been hospitalized for the flu after missing a scheduled concert in Fort Lauderdale.

The iconic singer and founder of The Wailers (along with fellow famed Jamaicans Bob Marley and Peter Tosh), was scheduled to play at The Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale. According to a report from Riddim Don Magazine, Wailer’s publicist Maxine Stowe says Wailer is recovering from bronchial flu, which he and the whole band caught while on their North American tour is 16 cities. All the members are recovering from the effects after seeking medical treatment.

“The whole band came down with the flu on the tour and we completed 15 of the 17 dates,” said Stone Riddim Don Magazine. “We had to be going to ER all along the tour. Several members are on asthma pumps that never used before. Jah B [Bunny Wailer] got bitten after the New York show and we did 2 other shows. It is a bronchial flu so that’s what we are clearing up.”

Stone however assured fans that Wailer has “no other issues” and should make a recovery soon. She however did not confirm whether and when Wailer will be released, or whether Wailer will continue with his North American tour. Fans who gathered to hear the star were refunded their tickets, and were emailed a notice Saturday morning, citing the event was canceled.

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