Reggae legend Bunny Wailer has been hospitalized. The 73-year-old was admitted to a Kingston facility last Monday following symptoms related to a stroke he suffered in October 2018.
“He will be released once he’s stabilized, which includes some amount of rehab,” his manager, Maxine Stowe, said in a recent interview.
Bunny Wailer whose real name is Neville Livingston, shaped The Wailers along with Peter Tosh and Bob Marley.
Since the 2018 stroke which has affected the right side of his body, the artiste has been to Cuba for treatment and has been doing his rehabilitation in Jamaica.
He was last seen in February when he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association.
“Jah B [also] continues to be affected by the loss of his life partner, Jean Watt, as the desperate search for her continues,” Stowe said in a statement.
Watt, the entertainer’s partner of fifty years, has been missing since May 23. Stowe stated that the Livingston and Watt families, as well as the authorities and a personal investigator, continue to investigate all sightings of the woman.
“Bunny Wailer has battened down and conquer many sentences in his private life, and we hope that his unique spiritual, creative, and personal contribution to humanity stands predominant in these choppy waters,” said Stowe.