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Vybz Kartel has been taken to hospital

ILL: Vybz Kartel, real name Adidjah Palmer, has been taken from prison to hospital for treatment (image credit: 'The Gleaner')

INCARCERATED DANCEHALL entertainer Vybz Kartel is in hospital receiving treatment for a kidney infection, according to his attorney Tom Tavares-Finson.

Kartel is being treated at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

The deejay, whose real name is Adidjah Palmer, fell ill on Sunday and was provided with medical treatment. After this, he fell sick again and had to be taken to hospital.

Kartel has been behind bars since 2011 in relation to the murder Clive 'Lizard' Williams. In 2014, he along with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, popularly known as Shawn Stow, Kahira Jones and Andre St John were convicted of the crime. They all are serving life sentences.

This article was adapted from one that appears on the website of our sister newspaper, The Gleaner.

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