News: Timbaland Addresses Suicide Attempt Reports, "I Don't Even Know What Happened"
Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010 4:37PM
Grammy-winning producer Timbaland has stepped forward to address reports that he was contemplating suicide yesterday when police went on a manhunt for him at his family's request.
Tim questioned what motivation would he have to kill himself.
"I don't even know what happened, to be honest," the rapper-producer (real name: Timothy Mosley) told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show Wednesday, after reports that he tried to commit suicide surfaced online. "I don't know what people are talking about. Why would I commit suicide?" (PEOPLE)
He did, however, confirm leaving his studio to clear his mind.
"The only thing I did was take a drive to figure out how I'm going to handle [the theft]," Timbaland said. He added that he planned to return to the studio this afternoon to work with Keri Hilson on her next album. Reps for Timbaland have not responded to EW's request for further comment. (Entertainment Weekly)
Details on what went down hit the Internet Wednesday (August 25).
Timbo's family was nervous that the Virginia native would hurt himself after a $2 million piece of jewelry was stolen. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department brought out all the stops--a helicopter and squad cars--to try to find the Grammy-winner's Escalade. After some time, the vehicle was located and Timbo was brought back to his home, where paramedics determined that he did not present a threat to himself or others. (XXL Mag)
Additional information on his stolen watch has also been released.
Here's what we're told happened ... Timbaland was on the phone earlier in the day with his brother-in-law ... deeply upset about something. We're told one of the things that was eating at him was a theft at his Malibu residence a day before. Someone had stolen a crazy expensive Jacob & Co. watch -- valued at $2 million -- and Timbaland suspected it might have been someone he trusted. Timbaland left his home yesterday and began driving. Family members couldn't locate him, became extremely worried and called the Sheriff's Department. (TMZ)
Check out some recent Timbaland footage down below: