“He’s not doing so well. It’s a really bad injury,” a source close to the rapper told BET.com on Thursday. “They just took him off the breathing machine. He’s breathing on his own. We're asking for everybody’s prayers.”
Sigel, real name Dwight Grant, was the unintended victim of a shooting last week in Pleasantville, N.J., with police investigators telling the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday that he was “just in the wrong place, wrong time, if you will” when a bullet struck Sigel in the abdomen, exiting his back.
He continues his road to recovery at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, N.J., according to the Inquirer. Police are still investigating the incident and have told the newspaper that they “do have some leads we’re following up on.”
Sigel, 40, had reportedly dropped his children at an elementary school before the shooting. He had recently finished his year-plus federal prison sentence for tax evasion and was excited about returning to the rap ranks, as evidenced by his featured verse on Young Chris’s recent “Legends Never Die,” in which Sig rapped, “You know it’s crew love at the end of the day, though.” He even made Instagram posts revealing him laying down rhymes for DJ Khaled and even wishing former collaborator Jay Z a happy birthday last Thursday despite their falling out, emphasizing “crew love” once again.
Sigel was scheduled to come off home confinement last Saturday, the day after he was shot.
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