Mom disappointed in singer

I am writing in to the Compass in regard to Sean Kingston and his visit to the Paediatric Ward at the George Town Hospital on Saturday, 31 May, 2008.

Upon his arrival, to my surprise, the famous artist did not greet the children in a pleasant manner.

First of all, he was to arrive at 3pm and did not show up until 3.30pm.

Then when he came through the door, he did not even smile or greet the kids and they were so happy to see him. It was almost as if he was forced to come. The children noticed his behaviour but still took pictures and got autographs from him.

Then it was time for him to come in the room where my baby was. He kept his distance by the door and waved. The lady from the sponsoring company asked him to come and hold my baby to take a picture he stepped back and screwed up his face and replied ‘I ain’t holding no sick baby.’

My mouth dropped open with astonishment. I told him to please remove himself from my room. I was not expecting that behaviour at all. I was really hurt not to mention embarrassed.

He also went on about ‘Where is the press?’ and ‘What am I doing here?’

What I wanted to know is if he was forced to be there it would have been better if he did not show up there in the first place. The promoters need to know who they are bringing and to find out what they like from what they don’t like.

I have to say that when Freddy McGregor came here he was in the children’s ward, medical ward and even on the surgical ward. He even went and donated blood and he did not make up his face nor had anything bad to say.

I would like to know if the children’s ward was full, if he would have carried on any different.

I am truly upset by how he went on up there. I will never look at him the same again.

Sophia Powell

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