International dancehall music superstar Adidja Palmer better known as Vybz Kartel is facing a life-threatening illness in prison according to Human rights attorney Isat Buchanan. 

According to Fox 5 which obtained a sworn medical affidavit, his private doctor has notified authorities that his Graves’ Disease and heart condition are getting worse and that if he did not get surgery soon, it could be fatal. 

His attorney said that the inhumane prison conditions were putting his life at risk. Kartel’s son said they will keep praying for the best.

For the past week, Vybz Kartel has been in solitary lockdown 23 hours a day over an alleged cell phone infraction. 

“He’s in a cell, and if you can picture a brick oven because that’s how those cells are built, the ventilation is next to none,” Buchanan said.

The man many consider to be the king of Dancehall music has been behind bars in Jamaica since 2011 on a murder conviction. It’s a crime he said he did not commit and is appealing the conviction to the UK’s highest court.

Report by Fox 5.