Tommy Lee Sparta

Tommy Lee Sparta is considering getting the Covid vaccine in prison according to his attorney who revealed he’s battling a lifestyle illness.


As the hot topic among dancehall artistes continues to surround whether to get vaccinated or not, at least one artiste, Tommy Lee Sparta, is giving it some serious consideration. That’s according to his attorney-at-law Donahue Martin, who said that the incarcerated artiste is giving some serious thought about whether or not to take the Covid-19 vaccine because he’s thinking about the safety of his family.


While he hasn’t made up his mind as yet, Martin revealed that the artiste’s overall mood was very pleasant and that during a visit, he asked him how his family is doing, which seems to be his major concern at the moment.


Tommy Lee Sparta has been behind bars since he was arrested last December on gun and ammunition charges. He is currently serving two prison sentences concurrently. Sparta, whose real name is Leroy Russell, is serving three years for illegal possession of a firearm and two years for illegal possession of ammunition.


Martin also took the opportunity to let fans know that the “Hold On” singer is currently battling an illness but said that he could not reveal exactly what it was, as he was not given permission to do so. Concerns were raised back in July 2020, when he experienced vomiting and was rushed to the hospital while behind bars.

“I am not at liberty to say the nature of his illness, but he does have what some would describe as a lifestyle disease,” he said.