Rihanna Sends Ventilator to Father Ronald Fenty After His Positive COVID-19 Test
Ronald Fenty, Rihanna's father, said he thought he was going to die after battling COVID-19 for two weeks in a hospital. He was also grateful to his daughter for checking up on him every day and sending him a ventilator.
Rihanna’s father, Ronald Fenty has spoken up about recovering from COVID-19 and how his daughter supported him throughout the ordeal.
Ronald spoke to The Sun from his home in Barbados where he appeared well after being confined to the hospital for 14 days.
DESCRIBING HIS ORDEAL
Ronald admitted thinking he wasn’t going to make it. “I thought I was going to die to be honest,” he said. He also expressed his love for his superstar daughter for her help and support.
In January 2019, the singer filed a lawsuit against Ronald for falsely representing her in business dealings.
Ronald revealed Rihanna would check up on him every day and even provided him with a ventilator that he never got to use. “She did so much for me. I appreciate everything she has done,” he said.
Describing his ordeal, the 66-year-old disclosed that “it was a lot of fever” and that he “feared the worst.” It took him two weeks of confinement at the Paragon Isolation Center before he was declared virus-free.
Ronald Fenty said his daughter Rihanna sent him a ventilator amid his battle with COVID-19. https://t.co/Jp8p27LNtc— The Real (@TheRealDaytime) April 10, 2020
RIHANNA'S IMPRESSIVE RESPONSE TO COVID-19
He reminded the public that the illness is “more serious than people realize” and strongly advised everyone to stay home while encouraging the local government to “shut down.”
Ronald is one of few COVID-19 cases in Barbados which has claimed the lives of three people in the Caribbean nation. His generous daughter reportedly purchased $700,00 worth of ventilators for Barbados to help it in its fight against the pandemic.
Rihanna Has Offered to Purchase $700k Worth of Ventilators for Barbados https://t.co/eUKYsGeqWk— B. Scott (@lovebscott) March 21, 2020
Moreover, through her Clara Lionel Foundation, the singer donated $1 million to assist in funding COVID-19 response efforts.
The donation which was made in tandem with Jay-Z’s $1 million dole out will be used to address the needs of children of frontline workers and first responders, the unemployed, the elderly and the homeless.
RONALD AND RIHANNA'S TROUBLED PAST
It’s good to see that Rihanna and her father have moved past their differences. In 2009, the singer spoke out against her father who battled drug addiction. She claimed he beat up her mother.
In January 2019, the singer filed a lawsuit against Ronald for falsely representing her in business dealings. As of July last year, the case was headed to a jury trial. They are expected to appear in court in June 2020. According to The Sun, Rihanna's relationship with her father today is "strong" and she continues to take care of him.
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