DJ Kay Slay’s condition has improved amidst his fight against COVID-19, multiple outlets report. On Thursday (Jan. 6), Wack 100, who first posted about the legendary DJ’s uphill COVID-19 battle, said Slay has officially been taken off a ventilator and can breathe on his own.

“Spoke to his mom, he did better last night,” a text message posted by Wack read.

Slay’s brother Kwame Grayson also offered HipHopDX a promising update.

“He’s definitely not going to die,” Grayson told the outlet on Thursday. “That right there… I’m not going to lie, I was jumping around. I was definitely happy. Kay Slay is a private dude and he didn’t tell anybody in the hospital who he was, and we was kinda getting average treatment. When they found out who he was, that’s when everybody stepped up the treatment.”

“He was slowly fading away, but God didn’t let that happen,”he continued. “Everything in time and when they found out who he was, they got him powered up again. So, he’s up and going. He’s like in a recovery state, but he’s definitely not going to die. You can trust me on that.”

As reported by REVOLT, Kay Slay was hospitalized in Englewood, New Jersey while suffering from a two-week bout of COVID-19. On Wednesday (Jan. 5), Wack called for prayers for Slay, saying, “It’s not looking good.”

In response; Ebro Darden, Drink Champs’ DJ EFN, Uncle Murda, Twista and more sent well wishes to the New York native. Slay’s family also thanked fans for their prayers.

“Legendary #HOT97 @djkayslay’s family sends their appreciation for the outpouring of prayers, love and support as he works through a current health issue,” radio station Hot 97 tweeted. “They ask everyone to please respect his privacy during this time, and continue to send your positive energy and prayers.”