Better Barry glad to be home
HE WAS GIVEN “no longer than two days to live”, but entertainer Barry Chandler who was seriously ill with meningitis is now out of hospital and recovering.
During an interview at his Park Road, Bush Hall, St Michael resident, Chandler, who was released from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on September 29, after 12 days, told the WEEKEND NATION he was happy to be at home.
“Two weeks ago I was in Lucky Horseshoe with my sister and suddenly I started to feel sick. I told my sister I was feeling sick and the AC [air conditioning] was making me feel worse and that I’m going to the car and lie down.
“I went home that night and I was in bed for three or four days before I went into the hospital,” Chandler recalled.
“During my first day in the hospital I didn’t even know anybody, I couldn’t talk, and I couldn’t walk. When I got there, the doctors turn and tell me that I got two days the most to live but the next day I began to feel good.
“I was in the hospital on Ward C12 for 12 days. I would like to thank the workers at QEH who took care of me. Right now I feel all right,” he said.
The former Party Monarch, Tune-Of-The-Crop and Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest winner said he was aware of rumours about his illness.
Chandler said he had brushed aside the gossip and decided to first hold a church service to thank God for helping him through his illness.
“People were spreading all sorts of rumours. People was saying I was dead and I had HIV, but that is people. But, I want to thank everybody who was there for me.
“I want to thank those people who are showing me a lot of love on my Facebook page. I especially want to thank my little sister [Cherish Greenidge] for taking care of me since I came out of the hospital.” (AH)