Former A Tribe Called Quest producer JAY DEE is seriously ill in hospital suffering suspected liver damage.

The news was revealed by pal, The Roots drummer ?UESTLOVE in a posting on the internet.

According to SOHH.COM, ?uestlove asked fans to pray for Dee - also known as J DILLA - who is currently in and out of a coma after being found unconscious and rushed to hospital. He was placed on a respirator and regained consciousness, but is still in critical condition.

The extent of the Detroit-based musician's illness is unknown, but he is known to have suffered ill health over the last year and ?uestlove alluded to Dee needing a new liver.

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