Daddy Yankee Released From Hospital
According to Associated Press reports the Puerto-Rican singer became ill last Tuesday while in Orlando, FL where he was promoting his new album El Cartel: The Big Boss. After signing autographs for eight hours, Yankee developed a 103-degree fever.
Daddy Yankee visited a doctor in Orlando before cancelling other commitments in order to travel home to Miami to receive further medical attention.
Thursday, the 30-year-old singer was hospitalized at Miami Baptist Hospital where the physician who treated him, Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez, says he arrived, "very weak...(suffering from) acute viral symptoms that gave him gastritis and dehydrated him," as well as fever, lack of energy and lack of appetite.
Daddy Yankee's condition improved enough over the weekend that he was allowed to check out yesterday (June 11). He still appeared to be suffering some fatigue as he was pushed out of the hospital in a wheelchair, but he was well enough to walk to his car. Yankee briefly spoke to press outside the facility, telling them his hospital stay was a "forced vacation." He also revealed plans to continue recuperating for a week or so at his home in Puerto Rico.
Unfortunately Yankee's health problems forced him to miss several concert dates and the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York this past weekend, where he was scheduled to appear.
El Cartel: The Big Boss is currently in stores. The album features appearances from Fergie, Nicole Scherzinger and Jim Jones with production from Scott Storch, will.i.am and Akon.