Sizzla recovering at home... Will be away from music for a while

While on the road to full recovery, deejay Miguel 'Sizzla Kalonji' Collins will be away from the music scene following his bike accident late last month. The deejay was released from hospital on Sunday.

Last month, the artiste was involved in a serious bike accident in St Ann where he was hit off his bike while travelling along the Salem Runaway Bay main road in Runaway Bay, St Ann. After being admitted to the St Ann's Bay Hospital in serious but stable condition, the deejay was taken to an undisclosed hospital in Kingston where he remained for almost two weeks until his release on Sunday.

several broken bones

According to a statement previously released by Sizzla's publicist, Olimatta Taal, the artiste received several broken bones and had internal bleeding from a ruptured liver.

A source close to the singjay told The STAR yesterday that the deejay has been recovering at home since his release. They said, "He's coming along very well, he's been taking the time to rest and let his body heal."

The source further told The STAR that the deejay would be away from the music scene for an undisclosed period of time, as he will not be performing at stage shows or recording new music, until his health is back to normal.

"I can't say how along it'll take him to recover but the healing process so far is going extremely quick, so keep the prayers positive," they said.

Sizzla, who hails from August Town in St Andrew, is known for hits such as Praise Ye Jah, Black Woman and Child, Thank You Mama among a slew of conscious songs and dancehall tracks.

In June, the singjay, known for his high-pitched notes, released his 65th album titled The Scriptures. The album was produced by John John and launched at his Waterhouse studio. Sizzla was scheduled to do a series of tours in Africa, Japan, Brazil, Guyana, among countries in the Caribbean to promote the album. However, following his accident the tours have now been postponed.