The artiste was airlifted to Kingston yesterday morning (25th August 2011) after the staff at the St Ann’s Bay hospital stabilised him following the accident. According to his publicist, Olimatta Taal, it was an emotional moment for Sizzla’s family to see the artiste being airlifted from St Ann. She also mentioned, that some members of his immediate and extended family wept as the events unfolded.
Sizzla, is reported to have suffered broken arms and ribs and a fracture collar bone. The injuries also include a ruptured liver, which is said to have resulted in internal bleeding.
Sizzla was hit from his motorcycle by a bus which was overtaking him in St Ann’s Bay on Wednesday evening. The driver of the bus did not stop after the accident.
According to reports from St Ann, the hospital was ‘packed’ with hundreds of concerned friends and fans converging on the facility as news spread regarding the accident.
The artiste’s management made a statement saying, “As strong and resilient as his messages, we look forward to seeing him on a powerful journey towards healing. He is surrounded by lots of love from his family and friends. Please continue to keep him in your prayers. The family is pleased with the outpour of love that has been coming from all over the island and internationally.”
The family and staff of Kalonji Muzik extended thanks to everyone for praying for Sizzla and for all their positive energy and best wishes towards his recovery. They are asking for the fans of the artiste to give Sizzla a few days to recover, therefore the hospital where he is located will not be disclosed.
(Parts of this article were written with content submitted in a Jamaica observer publication)