The British rapper Mist, 27, is shot in a luxury villa in the Algarve while armed robbers with Irish accents leave with his jewelry and passport
- The burglars said he had taken his passport, telephones and jewelry with him during the burglary
- It happened in a villa near the Quinta do Lago resort, popular with celebrities
- Mist, real name Rhys Thomas Sylvester, was brought to Faro Hospital by friends
Award-winning British rapper Mist was rushed to hospital after being shot in a luxury villa in the Algarve during a suspected robbery by men with an & # 39; Irish accent & # 39 ;.
The burglars are said to have taken the 27-year-old's passport, telephones and jewelery during the apparent burglary.
The drama took place in a villa near the chic resort of Quinta do Lago, a favorite of former football players Steven Gerrard and John Terry.
The Birmingham-born Mist, real name Rhys Thomas Sylvester, was brought to Faro hospital by two friends in a white Mercedes.
Mist, pictured in Marbella, Spain, was brought to Faro hospital by two friends in a white Mercedes
Mist presented Dua Lipa at the Brit awards. He stayed in the chic resort of Quinta do Lago, a favorite of former football players Steven Gerrard and John Terry
Mist, real name Rhys Thomas Sylvester, was brought to Faro hospital. It is not clear what his current condition is
The friends, a man and a woman, reported to the police in the hospital that he was shot in the leg on Tuesday at 10 p.m. during a robbery committed by two or three men with an Irish accent in the rented villa.
Heavily armed officers from two police forces went to the villa and penetrated to ensure that the suspected burglars were not yet inside.
Hospital officials and police have yet to release information about the condition of the rapper, a Mobo prize winner whose second EP Diamond in the Dirt, released in February 2018, peaked at number four on the UK Albums Chart.
Three songs from the EP also appeared on the UK Singles Chart.
The Dubai-born rapper, depicted in Dubai, is said to have taken his jewels and passport
Mist, who was sentenced to 14 months in prison in October 2014 after being caught driving without a license after a police chase on the M6, played at the Afro Nation Festival in the Algarve resort of Praia da Roche at the beginning of the month .
He placed a picture of himself, bare-chested and showing off his impressive biceps on the same day he performed.
The rapper, on his Instagram stories in the Algarve, Portugal, performed in the country this week
In an interview after he went on stage, he said: & # 39; It was a great experience, really nice.
& # 39; I have missed my flight a few times, so it must have been good.
& # 39; It was not intentional. That's all I can say for the camera. & # 39;
Mist spoke about his transformation from prisoner to music star shortly after his release from HM Prison Birmingham in an interview last year.
The rapper, whose father played the guitarist in a band that played at Top of the Pops, said: & Many people say that the prison makes or breaks you. I can say it made me. I had to look at it differently. I appreciated things I had never appreciated before in my life.
& # 39; I just looked at life from a different angle, and I stepped back a bit from all that fast life and started living just one day and actually looking at where I want to be in life and in my future.
& # 39; It made me, man. It gave me a drive. I feel that before I went to jail, I never had a goal.
& # 39; Although I had a daughter and a family that trusted me and what not, I didn't know that until I went to jail. All those people were taken away from me. I came out knowing that I had a purpose. I didn't think it would be music in my head. & # 39;
The Portuguese police were not available for comment this morning. It was not immediately clear whether arrests took place.
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