Reports of a suicide attempt by Timbaland have proven to be false.
The producer called in to Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning to clear up the rumors.
From E! Online:
“It ain’t nothin to worry about,” he said during an interview this morning with Ryan Seacrest.
According to family members, the 39-year-old hip-hop superstar disappeared following the theft of a $2 million Jacob & Co. watch from his home.
His wife and mother-in-law called in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said he had left his Malibu home “upset, under a lot of stress” and they feared a “possible suicide attempt.” An APB was issued before 5 p.m., and a helicopter and squad cars were mobilized.
Sheriff’s deputies soon found him driving near the Pacific Coast Highway.
But Timbaland says everyone way overreacted. The beatmaster himself called in to Ryan’s radio show this morning to clear up any suicide rumors, saying that the whole incident was blown out of proportion, and that this isn’t the first time people have stolen from him.
“I don’t know what happened to be honest with you, I don’t know what people are talking about,” he said. “People steal from me all the time. Stuff did happen, it wasn’t a watch it was something else.”
What he was upset about was that the item had been in his house and he knew someone he trusted had taken it. He then took a drive to clear his head.
When he didn’t respond to frantic calls from friends, they assumed the worst.
“They probably thought because I won’t talk to them, I guess people got worried. If my mom ain’t callin’ or my brother or my best friend, ain’t nothing to worry about. The officer pulled me over, he just had to do procedures. I snapped, ‘Who the heck reported something like that? No, why would I commit suicide?’ “
Tim went on to say that he’d been in the studio all morning with Keri Hilson finishing up her new album.
We’re beyond glad to hear that this was all a big misunderstanding!
Listen to the 911 call:
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