Birmingham rapper Mist, has been shot, during a suspected armed robbery, in Portugal. Mist, whose real name is Rhys Thomas Sylvester, was in a luxury villa, in Quint do Lago, in Portugal, when the robbery occurred, at approximately 10pm (local time), on Tuesday the 27th of August 2019.
The 27-year-old MOBO-award winning artist, whose real name is Rhys Thomas Sylvester, was in a luxury villa, in Quint do Lago, Portugal, when burglars are believed to have broken in and taken his passport, jewellery and mobile phones. Mist has been rushed to the hospital, by two friends, after being shot in the leg when burglars broke into a luxury villa, in the Algarve, at the Quinta do Lago resort, at 10pm last night (August 27).
According to Metro the thieves allegedly took Mist’s passport, phones and jewellery. The Birmingham-born rapper was driven to Faro Hospital, in Portugal, by two friends – who told police that two or three men with an Irish accent committed the alleged robbery, at the rented villa.
As of this moment there has been no further update on Mist’s condition, but there are reports that he may have already left hospital today. It is not confirmed whether or not he discharged himself. Mist was in Portugal after performing at the Afro Nation Festival, in Praia da Roche, at the beginning of August.
The MOBO-winning rapper, began his career in music, in 2015, after serving 14 month for dangerous driving – following a police chase on the M6 after he was caught driving without a licence. However, he soon left his past behind him, carving a name for himself in the industry working alongside the likes of Jessie Ware, MoStack, Nines and Not3s. The rapper found further success, this year, with the release of Fredo collaboration ‘So High’.
The news comes after the rapper released his latest album, ‘Diamond in the Dirt’, back in February 2018. The album reached number five on the UK Albums Chart, with three songs from the EP appearing in the Singles Chart. In 2017, he won a MOBO Award for Best Video for his hit single ‘Hot Property’.