Adele’s ‘ex’ Skepta is rushed to hospital with a  mystery illness as he asks fans for their prayers


‘Say a little prayer for me’: Adele’s ‘ex’ Skepta is rushed to hospital with a mystery illness as grime artist asks fans to keep him in their thoughts

Adele‘s reported ex boyfriend Skepta took to his Instagram Stories on Monday to ask fans for their prayers as he shared a snap from his hospital bed. 

The grime artist, 39, appeared to be on a ward as he laid back wearing a hospital gown over dark trousers.

Quoting the famous Aretha Franklin song the star who’s real name is Joseph Olaitan Adenuga Jr, wrote ‘Say a little prayer for me’ along with a prayer hands emoji.

'Say a little prayer for me': Adele's 'ex' Skepta, 39, was rushed to hospital with a mystery illness as he asked fans to keep him in their thoughts on Monday (stock image)

‘Say a little prayer for me’: Adele’s ‘ex’ Skepta, 39, was rushed to hospital with a mystery illness as he asked fans to keep him in their thoughts on Monday (stock image)

While the reason for the hospital admission is unknown Skepta is currently on his European tour and is due to preform at the Rolling Loud Festival in Portugal on Thursday.

MailOnline have contacted the musician’s reps for comment. 

The Tottenham born artist was previously linked to the Rolling in the Depp singer, 34, shortly after her 2019 divorce from Simon Konecki, 48. 

A source told People at the time: ‘Things have been heating up. They run in the same circles in London, and she’s having fun.’ 

Get well soon: The grime artist appeared to be on a ward as he laid back wearing a hospital gown over dark trousers

Get well soon: The grime artist appeared to be on a ward as he laid back wearing a hospital gown over dark trousers

The reports came after the pair spoke about each other in high regards to the press and made it clear of their fondness on social media.

In 2016, Skepta said of Adele to ES Magazine: ‘Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check. She speaks to me about how things are going.’

While in the same year, the Someone Like You hitmaker posted a picture of the Shutdown rapper, writing: ‘Tottenham Boy’ alongside a heart emoji. 

Send my love: She had been reportedly dating Sketpa for more than a year following the breakdown of her marriage

Send my love: She had been reportedly dating Sketpa for more than a year following the breakdown of her marriage

Affection: The Someone Like You hitmaker previously posted a picture of the Shutdown rapper, writing: 'Tottenham Boy' alongside a heart emoji

Affection: The Someone Like You hitmaker previously posted a picture of the Shutdown rapper, writing: ‘Tottenham Boy’ alongside a heart emoji

The Mercury Prize winner retweeted the snap and replied: ‘love you’ with a red rose emoji.

Discussing the moment, months later Skepta told IBTimes UK: ‘She gassed me up. One day I was just chilling and she [tweeted] a picture that said ‘Tottenham boy’ and she’s from Tottenham as well.

‘I was actually going to quit music that day, that was one of the sickest things ever. She’s like the lady of Tottenham.’ 

New love: The Easy On Me hitmaker who went public with music producer Rich Paul in 2021 (pictured with Rich in May)

New love: The Easy On Me hitmaker who went public with music producer Rich Paul in 2021 (pictured with Rich in May)

Adele – who has nine-year-old son Angelo from her former marriage – moved to L.A in back in 2016 and was first spotted with new boyfriend Rich Paul back in July 2021, but was said to have “grown close” to Skepta when they met back in 2019.

A source said: “Adele and Skepta have grown close in recent months and have been seeing a lot of each other. She’s been in England, and she gave him a beautiful gold chain for his birthday. He was showing friends the chain and seemed pretty hyped about it. While they’re not officially in a relationship, they are very close.”

The pair were spotted shopping together at the time, although Adele was said to have denied that the relationship was ever official.

Getting close? Skepta and Adele were spotted shopping together at the time, although she was said to have denied that the relationship was ever official (pictured in 2021)

Getting close? Skepta and Adele were spotted shopping together at the time, although she was said to have denied that the relationship was ever official (pictured in 2021)

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