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Monday, August 1, 2016

Beenie Man banned from Canada's OVO fest as he caught Zika Virus #hnnhealth


Beenie Man was due to play OVO Fest in Toronto last night (July 30), but had to cancel after being denied entry into Canada.

The 'Who Am I (Sim Simma)' singer was diagnosed with Zika virus, he revealed on Instagram, saying "Zika Virus hol' mi" and confirming that he had "no visa fi mi Canada show".

Zika virus is named after the Zika Forest in Uganda and is spread by mosquitoes. It often shows no symptoms or very slight symptoms similar to those of a mild bout of dengue fever. There is no specific treatment.

Ticketmaster released a statement saying that due to "immigration issues" Beenie Man would no longer be able to eprform at OVO Fest. They promised a "slew of surprise special guests" in place of the raggae star and assured festival goers that Machel Montano would still headline as planned.

With files from NME

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