Grenada’s most decorated calypsonian, Edson Mitchell, the Ajamu is resting comfortable at a hospital in Virginia in the United States.
A source close to the veteran calypsonian denied reports circulating in the country that Ajamu had suffered “a mild stroke” or even a “mild heart attack” over the weekend in Canada.
He said that the nine-time calypso monarch winner was hospitalised and tests done concluded that he was suffering from “an allergic reaction”.
In medical terms, an allergic reaction is the body’s way of responding to an “invader.”
“When the body senses a foreign substance, called an antigen, the immune system is triggered.
The immune system normally protects the body from harmful agents such as bacteria and toxins.
The source wanted Grenadians to know that Ajamu “is improving” and “is doing better” at the moment in the hospital in Virginia.
He confirmed reports that Grenada’s most successful calypsonian fell ill in Canada where he was scheduled to perform at a show over the weekend.
He spoke of Ajamu making a request to doctors in Canada that he be transferred to a hospital in Virginia where he lives with his wife and family.
King Man as he is called by many of his fans, took part in this year’s national calypso monarch competition as the defending king but finished fourth.