American rapper Fred the Godson has revealed he is suffering from the coronavirus on social media.
The hip-hop star, 35, posted a selfie on Monday of himself wearing an oxygen mask in hospital on Twitter.
He captioned the picture: "I’m in here with this Covid-19 s**t! Please keep me in y’all prayers!!! #GodIsGreat "
The star, real name Fredrick Thomas, was born in the South Bronx, New York, and rose to fame for his XXL Freshman cover with artists Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, and Meek Mill.
Fred won Best Male Rapper at the 2007 Underground Music Awards.
He has also collaborated with other hip-hop titans such as Diddy and Pusha T.
Words of support have flooded in on social media for the rapper in the wake of his post.
One wrote in the replies to his tweet: "Get well soon and prayers for your recovery Bro."
Another added: "Stay strong brother, wishing you the best."
"I know the double entendres comin outta this are gonna be crazy," tweeted another, "Prayers up."
Elsewhere, another fan commented: "Stay strong, Fred, Sending you nothing but good vibes."
Finally, a different follower wrote: "Yo loved ones & Hip-Hop Need You... Bro, Stay up, Fred!"
The star had previously interacted with his followers about how they are using music to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
He tweeted on April 2: "What albums can y’all still listen to front to back? #QuarantineLife "
Get well soon, Fred, we're rooting for you!
NYC’s Covid-19 death toll sits at over 2,400 while more than 67,500 people across its five boroughs have tested positive.
While the virus has already claimed a total of 4,159 people in the New York state where more than 122,000 cases have also been recorded.
Meanwhile, another celebrity to reveal that she had suffered from coronavirus symptoms is legendary Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling.
She tweeted: "Please watch this doc from Queens Hospital explain how to relieve respiratory symptoms.
"For last 2 weeks I've had all symptoms of C19 (tho haven't been tested) & did this on doc husband's advice. I'm fully recovered & technique helped a lot."
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