I hate to say I told you so…
Former B2K singer Raz B was never in a coma and he was never on life support, according to a report on CNN — which used to fact check their stories until TMZ became their major source of entertainment news.
Raz-B’s manager Elayne Rivers told CNN that Raz B was not in a coma. “The comments about Raz being in a coma did not come from his official representative,” said Rivers.
According to the original story, the 28-year-old was performing at a club near Shanghai on Thursday and was smashed in the face with a glass bottle while trying to break up a fight that erupted in the crowd. He suffered a gash in his lip and received medical attention, but did not wake up the next day.
A woman named Toy Jones, who acted as his publicist, sent the story to media outlets including TMZ and CNN. But several hours later, she told CNN that the singer had miraculously recovered from the coma and would be released from the hospital.
The original 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.”
Jones claims that she was hired by Raz-B’s family and was told to spread the news. Hundreds of media outlets worldwide reported the fabricated story.
Next time maybe you will listen to your auntie Sandra when I tell you something.