Ray J Hospitalized With Pneumonia: ‘I Thought It Was Over’

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Ray J is currently in a Miami hospital trying to recover from pneumonia, which the singer/actor said initially appeared to be COVID-19. On Wednesday (Oct. 6), the “One Wish” singer and his manager, David Weintraub, spoke to TMZ and revealed that they thought Ray J was going to die.

Ray J was hospitalized four days ago, the singer told TMZ, and he said that doctors thought he had contracted COVID-19 and was placed in the hospital’s COVID wing. The 40-year-old said the experience was “frightening,” adding, “I thought it was over. I started praying and knew God is good so I just kept praying.”

Ray J said that he was given “five COVID tests, all of which came back negative,” and was later moved out of the hospital’s COVID wing after two days to receive further treatment for his pneumonia. The “One Wish” singer says he still has issues with breathing and is on oxygen. Weintraub is hoping for his release by the end of the week, and Ray is asking fans to pray for him to get better so he can see his two children — 3-year-old Melody and 1-year-old Epik — that he shares with wife Princess Love.

The couple have not discussed the matter outside the TMZ story and have remained quiet about the hospitalization on their respective social media pages.

Ray J has scored eight hits on the Billboard Hot 100, starting with his 1997 debut on the chart with “Everything You Want,” which peaked at No. 83. His highest-charting hit is the 2008 Yung Berg collaboration “Sexy Can I,” which topped out at No. 3 on the chart.

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