King Swallow hospitalised in New York

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Veteran calypsonian Sir Rupert King Swallow Philo has been hospitalised in a New York hospital with an undisclosed illness.

The singer is in New York to participate in Labour Day activities but he took ill after only one or two performances.

Sir Rupert arrived in New York last week but after his health became an issue he was taken to the King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn on September 1, where he was admitted.

Antigua News Room understands that the 75-year-old is being treated for a number of complications.

To date, King Swallow has reigned as the Caribbean Calypso King, and is the recipient of three Sunshine Awards. He has also received national honours in Trinidad & Tobago and Grenada.

Here at home, he has been awarded Grand Cross of the Most Princely Heritage.

King Swallow still holds the distinction of being the first calypsonian to grace the stage at Radio City Music Hall.

King Swallow also established and managed the oldest calypso tent, the Calypso Pepper Pot dubbed the University of Calypso.

 

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  1. To Mr Rupert Swallow Philo you are in our prayers. To his kids Derry and Shenette, we willikians wishes him all the best. Whatever the situation, God is a healer.

  2. I’m Wishing The Mighty King Swallow A Speedy Recovery! The World; Antigua & The Caribbean, Are Praying For A Speedy Recovery!🎤🎼🎵🎸🎧💙🌴

  3. His contribution to calypso is well recognized. His journey to New York was for the purpose of sharing his talent. At 75 he struggles on. May the entire nation ask our Heavenly Father to preserve him for a greater future. Lionel Hurst

  4. Sending prayers of healing comfort and blessings to RUPERT PHILO AKA KING SWALLOW. Jesus take de wheel and be in de midst of it. Bless and guide each hand that has a part in his healing. …..my heart goes out to him from small to now he’s still my favorite Calypsonian. Everyone that knows me know how i luv my SWALLOW. ….GOD IS LOVE ..PEACE BE STILL.

  5. MARSHALL AND FAMILY PRAYING FOR YOU, MY BRO YOU CUT SHORT SHIRT TAIL I KNOW YOU CAN DO THE SAME WITH WHATEVER TRYING TO CUT YOUR TAIL.

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