Beenie Man has contracted the Zika virus.
The reggae star was forced to cancel his Saturday night performance at Drake‘s annual OVO Festival after he was denied a Canadian visa because of the virus.
Beenie posted the photo above of him undergoing blood tests on his Instagram page.
The caption read:
ah know…dah week ya deal wid me a way!!
⚠ No visa fi mi Canada show (I apologize again to my fans in case you haven’t seen the press release) ⚠ Zika Virus hol’ mi
⚠ The same Zika mosquito gi mi dengue. ?
Blood test, injections, pills. Wi a hol firm still. Selassie a guide I n I right through so once mi have life me a give thanks. #Unstoppable
Ticketmaster confirmed Beenie Man’s cancellation in a statement that read, “Due to immigration issues Beenie Man will no longer be able to perform as part of OVO Fest 2016 on Saturday July 30th at TD Echo Beach in Toronto. In his place we have booked a slew of surprise special guests and of course Machel Montano will still headline as planned, with special guests of his own.”
The World Health Organization writes that those suffering from the Zika virus face symptoms like mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache. The symptoms generally last two to seven days. However, pregnant women who contract the Zika virus have given birth to babies born with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
How can you protect yourself from the Zika virus?
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