Jamaican Reggae Artist Beenie Man was forced to cancel his headlining show scheduled for the second night of Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto Canada after contracting the Zika virus, which is a virus that can cause serious problems during pregnancy.
If you’re pregnant and infected with Zika, you can pass the virus to your baby. Zika infection during pregnancy causes a birth defect called microcephaly and other brain problems. It also may be linked to other serious problems for a baby.
His deejay has also contracted the virus. He was denied entry into Canada because of the virus.
Beenie Man apologized to fans and also posted a picture of himself on twitter getting shots and treatment for the virus.
See his full apology below.
Jah know…dah week ya deal wid me a way!! ⚠ No visa fi mi Canada show (I apologize again to my fans in case you haven’t seen the press release) ⚠ Zika Virus hol’ mi ⚠ The same Zika mosquito gi mi dengue. 😠 Blood test, injections, pills. Wi a hol firm still. Selassie a guide I n I right through so once mi have life me a give thanks. #Unstoppable