Sparrow’s speech returns, recovery continues
As The Mighty Sparrow continues his recovery after slipping into a coma a few weeks ago in New York, the Caribbean cultural icon has regained his speech and has made significant progress.
“He is responding well to treatment and his health is progressing,” said Michelle Francisco, one of his daughters. “Yes, he is talking and his health has improved. However, he continues to need prayers and we as a family are thankful for the support and the prayers he has received since he became ill. Thank God.”
Sparrow, considered the world’s calypso and soca monarch, was born in Grenada but spent most of his life in Trinidad and Tobago.
He has been honoured by the government of Trinidad and Tobago, the University of the West Indies and other major institutions across the Caribbean and the US. He lives in New York City. (TB)