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British rapper Mist thanks fans for their support after being shot in Portugal

Birmingham rapper Mist thanks his fans for their support Credit: Credit: Instagram / @mist_rs

An award-winning rapper who was reportedly shot in the leg during a robbery at a Portuguese villa in the Algarve has thanked fans for their support.

Birmingham-born performer Mist, whose real name is Rhys Thomas Sylvester, is thought to have suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the incident at about 11pm on Tuesday.

He was rushed to the main hospital in Faro, where a spokesman confirmed to PA news agency he was discharged on Wednesday morning.

In a statement to Portuguese news outlet Publico, the Policia Judiciaria, which is leading the investigation, said "the crime in question, which has yet to be clarified, was perpetrated by two English-speaking individuals with firearms".

"The crime in question, which has yet to be clarified, was perpetrated by two English-speaking individuals with firearms."

– The Policia Judiciaria, leading the investigation

Mist posted his first update to fans since the incident on his official Instagram account on Thursday.

Alongside a photograph showing him wearing a hoodie, smiling and giving a thumbs-up, the rapper said:

"Received the maddest love in the last 2 days.

"Thank you everyone for having me in your prayers and sending your messages.

"Moments like this make you realise what's important.

"I'm here, recovering well, ready to make more hits!"