Rita Marley on the mend

February 19, 2015 in Regional
Rita Marley

Rita Marley

RITA Marley, the widow of reggae legend Bob Marley, is currently recovering after some health challenges last year.

Rita’s son Ziggy confirmed that his mother was “doing good” following what he described as “some physical ailments”.

The reggae king’s widow was noticeably absent from the celebrations to mark Marley’s 70th birthday last weekend.

“She’s at the stage now where she’s slowing down and taking things easy, but she’s doing good,” Marley told the Jamaica Observer.

Rita and Bob Marley were married on February 10, 1966.

She became part of his backing vocalists the I-Three, which also comprised Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt.

A solo act in her own right, Rita Marley has released memorable tracks including One Draw and Harambe.

She currently resides in Ghana, where her foundation works in assisting with early childhood education as well as HIV education and prevention.