Raz-B Duped TMZ and Media; He Was NEVER in a Coma, Reports CNN

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  • TMZ‘s report of Raz-B being in a coma was supposedly a hoax, according to a CNN report.

    The singer, whose real name is De’Mario Thornton, was injured in a brawl in a nightclub in China last week, but his manager, Elayne Rivers, says his injuries were not serious.

    “The comments about Raz being in a coma did not come from his official representative,” Rivers said.

    The singer’s brother, who performs under the name Ricky Romance, said in a statement sent to CNN Monday afternoon that he had been “misled by unknown reasons.”

    “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.”

    On Friday, it was TMZ that first reported the former B2K boy band member was in a coma. They identified Toy Jones as the source of the info.

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