Raz B may be latest celeb to be the victim of a hoax.
The Calling's Alex Band denies that his recent injuries were concocted, but it looks like in the case of Raz (a.k.a. De'Mario Thornton), they were bogus.
A bar fight in China never left Raz-B on life support, according to a new CNN report, although the celeb did get hurt during a nightclub brawl near Shanghai.
His injuries were not serious, however.
The B2K singer's manager Elayne Rivers told CNN that "Comments and reports about Raz being in a coma did not come from his official representative."
Raz's brother, who goes by Ricky Romance, has released his own statement, apologizing for "jumping to conclusions" and going along with the coma story."
He said he had been "misled by unknown reasons" and "I was unfortunately unable to contact my brother at the time and then panicked," he 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," Romance went on.
"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 on life support a day after having surgery for injuries suffered from being hit in the face with a bottle.
The celebrity news site followed that up with a report that the singer was out of the coma and doing better, and "Doctors say it's a miracle that he survived."
Raz's publicist, Toy Jones, the source for the initial story, is standing by it apparently. Asked if the coma tale was a hoax, she told CNN, "As far as I know it is true."
We're glad he's doing better in any case.