Doctors treating Dancehall artiste J Capri, who was recently hospitalised following a serious motor vehicle accident, are opining that the singer is likely to recover fully without any permanent damage, her father, Kenneth Phillips, said.
Speaking with the media, Phillips said yesterday that his daughter is still in induced coma, but is in stable condition and is improving. He noted that she is now breathing on her own and is not attached to any machines.
Phillips said based on these encouraging signs, the doctors at the University Hospital of the West Indies, where the singer is hospitalised, believe there is a strong possibility for full recovery.
"The doctors said the first two to three days were the most difficult, so she has past the worst," Phillips said.
Doctors have not indicated when they will revive the singer from the induced coma, but Phillips explained that they will do so when the swelling in her brain subsides.
Late last week, a rumour started spreading that the singer died following her accident. Phillips said he was deeply hurt by the rumour.
"I feel gutted about it. I don't know why people would make this up. We're all going to have moments like this, when we going to need someone to lean on, so be compassionate and put yourselves in other people's shoes," Phillips appealed.
He also asked that Jamaica continues to pray for his daughter, as he is seeing the results of their prayers.
J Capri, 23, given name Jordan Phillips, was hospitalised last Sunday after her vehicle overturned. Reports said a car she was driving slammed into a wall in Barbican Square about 3 a.m. She was rushed to hospital following the collision.
J Capri is known for songs such as Wine and Kotch with Charly Blacks, Pull Up To Mi Bumpa with Konshens and more recently, Boom and Ben Over.