Press Association 2020
Fred The Godson has asked fans to pray for him after revealing he was treated for coronavirus in hospital.
The US rapper, real name Fredrick Thomas, shares a selfie in which he wears an oxygen mask and raises his hand.
He told his 68,000 Twitter followers: “I’m here with this Covid-19 crap! Please take care of me in your prayers !!!!” before adding the hashtag #GodIsGreat.
Thomas, from the Bronx, New York, won the best male rapper at the 2007 Underground Music Awards, and has worked with artists including Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar and Pusha T.
In New York City, the center of the US pandemic, deaths confirmed every day dropped slightly on Monday, but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned it was “too early to say” the importance of the new figures.