Jamaican singer Toots Hibbert has been rushed to intensive care with suspected coronavirus.
The 77-year-old, who is the frontman for Toots and the Maytals, is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.
The star's family said he has had a coronavirus test but is "showing signs of improvement".
They released a statement, which read: "While reports of Mr Hibbert being in an intensive care unit at a private facility in the Corporate Area are true, the family would like to assure those concerned that he is making positive progress and is receiving the best possible treatment, while he awaits the results on his Covid-19 test.
"He is resting and in good spirits, and is showing signs of improvement by the hour."
The statement continued: "His family has asked everyone to hold him in their prayers, and would like to thank the Minister of Culture Olivia 'Babsy' Grange and Minister of Health Christopher Tufton for their assistance in getting Mr. Hibbert tested, as well as the countless medical professionals who are taking care of Mr. Hibbert around the clock during this time."
The singer's manager told Jamaica Gleaner newspaper he is suffering from respiratory issues,
The news comes only a week after Toots and the Maytals released their first album in a decade, Got to Be Tough.
The record features a cover of Bob Marley's Three Little Birds that features Marley’s son Ziggy.
Toots and the Maytals first formed in the early sixties and are widely credited with popularising reggae music.