The Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) is now conscious and responsive, according to a press statement from his family today.
The statement reads:
To all concerned,
We are pleased to inform the fans of the Dr. Slinger Francisco, The Mighty Sparrow, and the population at large that he is conscious and responsive. He is being monitored and we are hopeful that he will continue to progress further. We are specially grateful to the doctors and nurses for their professional and attentive caring for him. We also wish to express our profound appreciation for the prayers and outpouring of well wishes from all concerned and will issue further updates as it becomes necessary.
On behalf of his family
The Calypso King of the World’s son, Anthony Francisco told the Express last week that his father is improving slowly and, “Very much alive. No matter what you hear from anybody or anywhere, do not react to or believe any of it until you hear it from his wife or his children.”
Francisco said the constant calls from people saying they heard Sparrow had died and all the postings on social media is upsetting the family who just want to focus on prayers and positive energies towards Sparrow recovering.
“Please do not believe the rumours and jump to conclusions. If there is any change whatsoever you will hear it from us,” Francisco said.
Sparrow has been in a hospital in Queen's, New York for the past two weeks.