Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta taken to hospital
Tommy Lee Sparta has been taken to the Marigot Hospital with muscle spasms and blood clots to his legs, attorney representing the artiste, Tehani Behanzin, has said.
He stated this is because the artiste was forced to sleep on the concrete floor at the Marigot Police Station where he is being held after he was denied entry into Dominica and arrested on Sunday night.
“They escorted everybody in the hospital out and they locked down the hospital … windows were closed, doors were closed and they have him in there…” he said.
The attorney stated that Tommy Lee is complaining of pain to his legs, which is the results of an accident some time ago.
Behanzin said the artiste’s local representatives tried to negiotiate getting him some cardboard to sleep on last night, but this was not successful.
“So the cold has affected his legs and he has difficulties with muscles spasms and blood clotting in the legs,” he stated.
Meanwhile, DNO understands that the decision to deny entry to Tommy Lee was taken at a cabinet level, which said he is a security risk.
However, this has not been confirmed by the government.
Tommy Lee was set to perform at a concert in Portsmouth on Sunday night, however he was denied entry and subsquently arrested when he arrived in Dominica.