KINGSTON, Jamaica — Reggae singer Freddie McGregor is recuperating after suffering a stroke, OBSERVER ONLINE understands.
According to reliable sources, the ‘Big Ship’ singer suffered a stroke on Monday in the United States, and is now at home resting.
Efforts to contact family members Chino or Stephen McGregor, the singer’s sons, proved futile.
Mark Leggett, a Los Angeles-based guitarist/ film and television composer, wrote on his social media pages that the singer had indeed suffered a stroke.
“Just to confirm that singer Freddie McGregor did have a stroke this past Monday. I would just like to confirm news from a very very reliable source that he (is) currently doing fine. Just resting up. I hope (this) puts everyone’s mind at ease all over the world,” Leggett posted.
For the past 38 years, McGregor has been one of reggae’s front-runners. He is known for songs including ‘Big Ship’, ‘Push Comes to Shove’, ‘Just Don’t Want to be Lonely’, and ‘I’m A Winner’.