Raz B Coma Reports Was A Hoax, Says Manager, Elayne Rivers

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s-RAZ-B-COMA-HOAX-large.jpgRaz B during 2006 Billboard Music Awards – Arrivals at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)

Contrary to previous reports that former B2K member, De’Mario “Raz B” Thornton, was reportedly on life support in a China hospital, comes news that the singer was actually a victim of a hoax.

Thornton’s manager, Elayne Rivers sent a statement to CNN on Monday distancing the 28-year-old from the coma reports claiming that they were not released by his “official representatives.” However, Rivers did admit that he sustained injuries stemming from a nightclub brawl near Shanghai.

The singer’s brother, Ricky Romance , also released a statement to the news site apologizing for the miscommunication on Thornton’s health status.

“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.”

Thorton’s publicist Toy Jones originally revealed to TMZ on August 16 that the singer was in a coma and needed “many prayers as possible.”

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