Rihanna’s dad Ronald Fenty thought he ‘would die’ as he battled coronavirus.
The 66-year-old revealed he had tested positive for the deadly infection in a new interview.
‘My daughter Robyn was checking in on me every day,’ he told The Sun, referring to the pop star by her birth name.
‘I thought I was going to die to be honest.’
Ronald said Rihanna did everything she could to help him, from her home in the U.S.
He explained: ‘I have to say, “I love you so much, Robyn.”
‘She did so much for me. I appreciate everything she has done.’
The 32-year-old pop star even purchased a ventilator and sent it to Ronald in Barbados, but he said he had not needed to use it.
He said of his illness: ‘I got a fever up inside of my nose. I had a fever across my lips. It was just a lot of fever.
‘I feared the worst. I thought I was going to die, honestly.’
Ronald spent 14 days inside the Paragon Isolation Center on the island.
Despite Rihanna’s efforts to help her father, the two have not always had an easy relationship.
Ronald has battled addiction to crack cocaine in the past and has long been a heavy drinker.
Ronald divorced Rihanna’s mother Monica when the singer was a young teen. Rihanna once told Oprah that as a child she witnessed her father physically abuse her mother, once breaking her nose.
Then in 2008 Ronald was sent home from her North American tour following his drunken behavior on her tour bus.
Ronald has said that Rihanna then froze him out for two years before they reconciled.
In another news, Naijalog reported that Yoruba actress Anike Alajogun tests positive for Coronavirus in the UK
Alhaja Anike Alajogun, aka Yeye Oba, retired from acting in Nigeria to become a nurse working with the NHS in Manchester, UK.
The UK cum Naija socialite, who is the owner of the popular Mataan Hotel, Ibadan, Oyo state, was infected with the virus while working and treating patients in the UK
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