Taking a cue from his second single off Hotshot, "Angel," Shaggy must seem like one to sick children in Kingston, Jamaica.
The Jamaican-born reggae-pop singer recently donated $25,000 to Kingston's Bustamante Hospital for Children to enable the facility to purchase a much-needed ventilator, according to Shaggy's publicist at MCA Records. Before Shaggy's gift, the hospital needed six but only had one of the life-saving devices, which are used to help patients breathe in times of distress.
The dancehall singer raised $12,000 for the medical center at a Christmas Eve concert in New Kingston. The check he presented to the hospital last week added $13,000 to the total, to cover the roughly $20,000 cost of a ventilator.
Shaggy, whose Hotshot has been a top-five staple on the Billboard 200 albums chart for more than two months, said his generosity towards the hospital will continue he intends to take the hospital under his wing, according to the publicist.
Bustamante is the only medical center in the English-speaking Caribbean that specializes in treating children.