Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Former B2K Member Raz-B's Life Support Report Was False

I posted here last week that the singer was on life support after being hit in the head with a bottle during a nightclub brawl in China. Well the story of him been in a coma is actually false.

In a statement sent to CNN Monday afternoon, "Raz-B’s manager Elayne Rivers said; "The comments about Raz being in a coma did not come from his official representative.

The singer's brother, who performs under the name Ricky Romance, also said he had been "misled by unknown reasons. He said;
"I was unfortunately unable to contact my brother at the time and then panicked," Romance said. "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."
The source of this false report has been identified as a woman named Toy Jones who acted as Raz-B's publicist when this incident happened and sent out story to media outlets. 

Jones sent a written statement saying the singer had miraculously recovered from the coma and would be released from the hospital in days. The unedited statement reads: 
"Doctor says Numerous Brain scans showed that Raz's entire cortex- the parts of the brain that give us consciousness, thought, Memory and understanding is now functioning. Doctors say its a miracle and told his family that he stands a strong chance of survival and no signs of being brain dead for the rest of his life against all odds,Raz woke up this morning and is in stable condition We ask the the fans and media respect our family's privacy"
When CNN asked Jones about the statement, she said "as far as I know it is true" that he was in a coma. She said she was hired by Raz B's family to get the story out to the news media.

Dozens of news agencies around the world including in China repeated the coma story, giving Raz B more publicity in one weekend than he's likely had since his group disbanded nine years ago.

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