In the title of his upcoming album, Beenie Man labels himself Unstoppable — ,but that was apparently before he met Canadian border officials.
The dancehall legend was denied a visa to enter into Canada for his OVO Fest concert in Toronto on Saturday (July 30) because of health issues.
In a post on Instagram, Beenie Man said he’d contracted both Zika and Dengue from a mosquito and that he was undergoing blood tests, injections and pills. Typical symptoms of the viruses include fever and headaches.
He apologized to his fans but stayed positive despite the setback.
“Wi a hol firm still. Selassie a guide I n I right through so once mi have life me a give thanks.” he wrote in the caption of the photo.
Jah know…dah week ya deal wid me a way!! ⚠ No visa fi mi Canada show (I apologize again to my fans in case you haven't seen the press release) ⚠ Zika Virus hol' mi ⚠ The same Zika mosquito gi mi dengue. 😠 Blood test, injections, pills. Wi a hol firm still. Selassie a guide I n I right through so once mi have life me a give thanks. #Unstoppable
The Saturday night show at Drake’s Toronto festival still went down with Soca king Machel Montana headlining.
Fans also got a surprise appearance from Jamaican dancehall singer Mavado.
HipHopDX wishes Beenie Man a speedy recovery.