U.S. rapper beaten into coma in China while breaking up fight during his performanceBy Mason White 2:04 PM August 18, 2013
By: Sarah Weiss
A U.S. rapper was critically injured while on tour in China when he was brutally hit in the face with a bottle.
As part of his tour, rapper Raz-B was performing at a nightclub when a fight broke out. The rapper tried to stop the fight, but he ended up badly hurt.
The night of the incident, the rapper was taken to the hospital for treatment. After a short while, he was released and he seemed fine. However, the next morning, when he did not wake up, he was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Former B2K singer Raz-B, whose real name is De’Mario Monte Thornton, 28, is currently in the intensive care unit where he was placed on life support at a hospital in China.
His publicist, Harry Jones, said: “Raz is in a coma and needs as many prayers as possible.”
The 28-year-old was performing at a club in China on Thursday when he saw people fighting. He tried to break up the fight, but he ended up getting smashed in the face with a glass bottle.
Raz was initially arrested along with other people, who were involved in the fight. Police soon realized that the singer had nothing to do with the fight and was released.
He underwent minor surgery to repair an injury to his lip.
The next day, when he did not wake up, one of his backup dancers rushed him to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Doctors examined the rapper’s brain activity and determined the situation was serious.
Raz is breathing on a ventilator and is falling in and out of consciousness.
Raz, who was Born in Cleveland, Ohio, was a member of the boy band B2K.
B2K is known for the hit singles “Bump, Bump, Bump,” “Why I Love You,” and “Girlfriend.” The group split in 2003 after they starred in the movie “You Got Served.”
Raz-B went on to start his own production company, RazBeatz Entertainment, releasing his first single, “Fire,” in May 2007. (see video below)
According to his website, Raz-B recently released a new mixtape called “Panic.”