News: Raz-B's Condition Intensifies On Life Support: "He Needs As Many Prayers As Possible"
Friday, Aug 16, 2013 9:48PM
Hours after reports of Raz-B suffering a bloody nightclub attack surfaced, new buzz claims the former B2K member is currently on life support.
The singer's publicist has provided a new update on his condition.
R&B singer Raz-B is currently on life support in a hospital in China ... just one day after he was smashed in the face with a bottle at a nightclub, TMZ has learned. We spoke to Raz's publicist, Toy Jones, who tells us, "He is in a coma and needs as many prayers as possible." Raz received medical attention hours after the incident --and underwent minor surgery to repair a gash in his lip. But the next day, sources close to Raz tell us he didn't wake up ... and Raz's backup dancer rushed him to a nearby hospital for treatment. We're told doctors tested for brain activity and determined the situation was dire. Sources say Raz is breathing from a ventilator ... and has been slipping in and out of consciousness. (TMZ)
Earlier in the day, a graphic photo of Raz's injury and details of the hospitalization surfaced.
Raz-B -- the former B2K singer -- was hospitalized in China yesterday after someone smashed him in the mouth with a glass bottle ... turning his face into a bloody mess. The 28-year-old R&B star was performing at a nightclub in Zhejiang (birthplace of Qian Xuesen -- the "Father of Chinese Rocketry" ... yay science!). Raz's rep tells TMZ ... during the performance, he noticed a fistfight in the crowd and went to go break it up -- when someone swung a bottle right into his moneymaker, causing several cuts ... including a deep gash on his lip. We're told the Chinese police immediately stepped in ... grabbing the attacker AND Raz -- and dragging them both to jail. (TMZ)
Despite the ample injuries, Raz was expected not to seek any legal action.
Cops quickly released Raz after determining he did nothing wrong. Raz's rep says cops made the bottle thrower fork over roughly $5,000 to pay for Raz's medical expenses. After the drama at the police station, Raz was finally taken to a hospital, where he underwent a 1-hour surgical procedure to repair the "hole" in his lip. The wound also required 4 stitches. Raz issued a statement to TMZ saying, "F**k this s**t hurts. I have a f**king hole in my lip. Thank god I made it to the hospital." Raz -- who's been in living in China for the past 3 years -- says he doesn't plan on pursuing legal action. He also says he plans to move back to the U.S. before the end of the year to focus on a "big comeback." (TMZ)
Coincidentally, Raz nearly cut off his hand in a freak hotel accident last summer.
Raz B, former B2K singer, almost lost his hand after a freak accident at his hotel in China after a performance. According to TMZ, the 27-year-old fell through a glass door in his hotel and sliced his wrist open, causing him to lose a large amount of blood. The singer says that the glass tore down to his bone before he passed out and was rushed to the hospital. Doctors at Huashan Hospital at Fudan University operated for 5 hours to fix his torn ligament. Raz, who was released on Monday, has cancelled the remainder of his tour until further notice. (VIBE)
He previously made headlines for landing an endorsement deal with a company called Jukkin Energy Drink last year.
It has been well publicized that Raz B, formerly of the multi-platinum group B2K has taken residency in China while on tour promoting his music independently. As he prepares for a brief return to the United States to promote his music, he has already landed an endorsement deal with Jukkin Energy Drink Inc., before his feet have even touched U.S. soil in almost two years. (Rap News Wire)