Members of Rygin King’s management team want to dispell rumors that the artist is paralyzed. These rumors have been making the rounds on numerous Dancehll and Reggae websites but the deejay’s team wants his fans to know that he is well on his way to a full recovery.
“The deejay is not paralysed. I cannot go into specifics about his medical condition but the deejay is responding favourably to treatment and he has tingling in his legs…and he has feeling and is responding to stimulus in his lower legs and extremities. We want people to stop the rumour-spreading and speculation about the deejay’s health at this time,” a member of Rygin King’s team told 18 Karat Reggae.
The 25-year-old Rygin King — born Matthew Smith of Norwood in St James — was shot and critically injured by unknown assailants on June 28 after leaving a funeral in Westmoreland .
He was one of three people shot in the incident. He was rushed into emergency surgery at Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital. A female, Sashalee Blackwood of Irwin Meadows in St James, succumbed to her injuries.
He was airlifted a few days later to Falmouth Public General Hospital.
Since then, he has done numerous transfers to various medical facilities to access top-notch doctors on his road to recovery.
“We want to thank his fans and well-wishers who continue to pray for his speedy recovery,” the member of Rygin King’s management team said.