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Dancehall artiste Shaneil Muir collapses due to exhaustion

To miss weekend performances

Published:Saturday | October 15, 2022 | 8:25 PM
Shaneil Muir
Shaneil Muir

Dancehall artiste Shaneil Muir collapsed today in her home city of Montego Bay while at the A&B Complex on Market Street.

A statement from Muir's management said she was taken to urgent care at GWest, where she was assessed and sent on seven days of leave due to stress-related symptoms and exhaustion, which led to the collapse.

The Talk Truth entertainer was billed to perform at Shades Pon Di Beach today in Ocho Rios and Cups Up in Hartford, Connecticut, on Sunday. She apologised to fans and the promoters of both events.

"Shaneil has also committed to speaking openly about her situation via her social media pages as soon as she is physically and mentally able to," said the release.

Muir vowed to take better care of her health to ensure she is able to honour her commitments.

A former Magnum Kings & Queens contestant, she was a finalist in the 2016 iteration of the dancehall competition. That same year she released her debut single Proud Side Chick. She is known for singles such as Yamabella; The Pain; Same Guy with Denyque, and Ride It with Vybz Kartel.