Niko Chromatic in need of kidney transplant as both kidney have failed

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niko-chromatic-gofundme.jpgDancehall selector Niko Chromatic is more than happy by the support he has been receiving since going public with news that he has been battling a serious kidney disease for the past year.

According to a report in Jamaica's popular afternoon paper, Niko's decision to make his health issues public was prompted by the latest news he received from doctors. Both his kidneys have now failed and the selector is in urgent need of a transplant.

News of the popular selector's medical condition was made public via social media on Wednesday and came as a shock to many persons in the entertainment fraternity who were unaware of his health issues.

Kimberley Mais, Niko's spouse, said he was officially diagnosed with renal disease in July 2015 and has been in and out of the hospital since.

"Only a few close friends and family members knew what he was going through. Niko is very independent. He likes to take care of himself, and so he didn't want to make this public out of fear that people would start feeling sorry for him," she is reported as saying.

"We tried to handle the situation on our own, but it was getting too much for us. It took some convincing, but he finally decided to ask for help."

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Niko.