Beenie Man Canceled OVO Fest Performance After Being Diagnosed With Zika Virus

Watch out for those mosquitos.

Beenie Man was set to co-headline at Drake’s OVO Fest Saturday night but was forced to cancel after reportedly contracting Zika virus.

The Jamaican dancehall dropped the news in an Instagram post detailing his struggle, and revealed the Canadian government had denied his visa after finding out that he had tested positive for the virus. He reveals that he also contracted Dengue Fever, and that he was receiving a treatment regimine of “blood tests, injections, [and] pills.”
The Zika Virus has recently become an epidemic in the United States. The first local transmissions in the United States were reported Friday, with a small area near Miami finding several cases of mosquito-borne transmission.