It looks like Raz B is the latest celeb to be the victim of a hoax.
We're not dealing with another death hoax (although we've had our fair share of those). Instead, the B2K singer—real name De'Mario Thornton—apparently never went into a coma after getting into a fight in China.
The celeb did get hurt during a nightclub brawl near Shanghai, but his injuries were not serious, his manager Elayne Rivers told CNN today.
"The comments about Raz being in a coma did not come from his official representative," Rivers said.
Raz's brother, who goes by the name Ricky Romance, also released a statement today to CNN, apologizing for "jumping to conclusions" and going along with the coma story. He said that he had been "misled by unknown reasons."
"I was unfortunately unable to contact my brother at the time and then panicked," Romance explained.
"I then alerted as many people of this information hoping to gather facts...Since the source that gave me this information was what I thought to be legitimately reliable I didn't question I just believed. I apologize if I seem like I jumped to conclusions but a coma is a serious situation and it was concerning my brother whom is my best friend as well. I sincerely apologize for the confusion I caused if that is the case."
TMZ first reported the coma story, saying Raz was placed on life support a day after undergoing surgery for injuries suffered from getting smashed in the face with a bottle while performing at a club in China.
The site followed up early this morning with a report that the singer was out of the coma and doing well, adding that a rep for the celeb said, "Doctors say it's a miracle that he survived."
Raz's publicist, Toy Jones, was the source for the initial story, but when asked about the allegation that the coma tale was a hoax, she told CNN, "As far as I know it is true."