Florida rapper YNW Melly is still suffering behind bars. Currently awaiting trial, he recently tested positive for coronavirus and is reportedly suffering from body aches, headaches, a fever and other symptoms.
According to reports, Melly has been getting treated for COVID-19. The rap newcomer is reportedly receiving Gatorade and Tylenol as treatment solutions.
“#YNWMelly is reportedly being given Gatorade and Tylenol to treat coronavirus” -SOHH’s Instagram
Sources familiar with Melly’s situation behind bars tell us he continues to have labored breathing, body aches and headaches while in Broward County Jail, awaiting trial for double murder. We’re told he still has a high temperature and chills, particularly at night — and is getting Gatorade and Tylenol to ease the virus’ effects. While our sources say Melly’s been isolated from his cellmate, who also tested positive, we’re told jail staff is not checking on Melly every hour as they’re supposed to be. We broke the story … the judge in Melly’s case denied his request for release. He wanted to be able to get COVID-19 treatment on his own, but the judge said he must request special medical treatment from the Broward Sheriff’s Office if needed. (TMZ)
Judge Doesn’t Bite On YNW’s Request
The rap star’s lawyer Bradford Cohen recently filed an emergency motion for his release for medical care, but it did not receive a green light from a judge. It was filed after his camp claimed the hip-hop rising star was suffering immensely and possibly at risk of getting infected by coronavirus.
In his order, the judge says if Melly needs special medical treatment while in jail, he can request it from the Broward Sheriff’s Office. This should come as good news for the families of Melly’s alleged victims, who opposed the rapper’s release request … stating he didn’t deserve it and could potentially be a threat to them and other witnesses. Cohen says Melly weighs 114 pounds and has NOT been monitored by medical personnel every hour like they’re supposed to. And, there’s this … Cohen claims Melly’s been holed up in a cell with another inmate who also has COVID-19 … and there’s fear “if the virus can be mutated or passed reoccurring between individuals.” (TMZ)
Wait, There’s More
Earlier in the month, it was announced he tested positive for COVID-19. It was then that his legal team filed the release motion, citing a lack of preparedness in the Broward County Jail as a reason.
“Melly has tested positive for COVID-19 today while awaiting his trial in Broward County Jail. He’ll be filing a motion for restricted release in hopes of better care due to any jails not being prepared to treat this new virus. He hopes for your support and to recover soon #prayformelly send positive energy to him please”
Before You Go
There was one other prisoner who also tested positive.