Legendary calypsonian The Mighty Sparrow is at a New York hospital in serious condition.
According to a brief statement, “The family of The Mighty Sparrow is sad to announce that the Calypso King Of The World is in a New York hospital in a coma.
The family is asking fans and the people of Trinidad and Tobago to pray for him and to respect their privacy.
Sparrow was supposed to be presented a lifetime achievement award last Thursday by the Trinidad and Tobago Consulate in New York.
The calypsonian did not attend the ceremony and instead sent his son, Richard Francisco, to receive the award on his behalf, with a message that he was unable to attend the function.