Error 500

Whenever I install the Illdy theme, I get an error 500 or this message: “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STATIC in /home/content/79/7425079/html/adinastudio/wp-content/themes/illdy/inc/components/entry-meta/ on line 50”.
I called my host, GoDaddy and they said it has to do with the theme- it is nothing on their end. I deleted all my plugins and it did not help. Any suggestions?

Hello @adinah,

Please contact your hosting provider or go directly to Cpanel and update the PHP version to a minimum of 5.4.24

This should and will get you past the Error 500, please confirm.

Kind regards

That worked. Thank you.
I went to Hosting > More > Programming Languages and updated it to 5.3.