Marshall Jefferson has been hospitalised after contracting pneumonia.
The Chicago house legend wrote on social media that he’s in a “serious fight”.
He also asked people not to call to check in on him, writing: “I really appreciate the love, but right now I just don’t have the energy to talk to all of you on the phone it’s too much.”
I really appreciate the love, but right now I just don’t have the energy to talk to all of you on the phone it’s too much. I’m in a serious fight I love you all.— Marshall Jefferson (@MarshallJeffers) January 5, 2021
Fellow Chicago artist Eric Welton shared the news of Jefferson’s hospitalisation earlier this week on Facebook, writing: “Family, please send a prayer up for Marshall Jefferson who just informed me he’s in the hospital for pneumonia.” Pneumonia is an inflammation in the lungs that is often caused by bacterial infection.
Marshall Jefferson is revered as an all-time house great. His most famous track ‘Move Your Body’ is a seminal classic of the genre that was influential in popularising house music worldwide.
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