Thornton’s manager, Elayne Rivers sent a statement to CNN on Monday distancing the 28-year-old from the coma reports claiming that they were not released by his “official representatives.” However, Rivers did admit that he sustained injuries stemming from a nightclub brawl near Shanghai.
The singer’s brother, Ricky Romance , also released a statement to the news site apologizing for the miscommunication on Thornton’s health status.
"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.