TMZ reports that Ray J, whose given name is William Ray Norwood, was found in his hotel room appearing “out of it” and unable to get out of bed. The disoriented star was taken to a hospital for immediate attention and is still in the hospital’s care.
The website reports that there were several causes for the singer’s crash. Ray J, who dated Whitney Houston on-and-off before her death in February, reportedly had a run-in with Houston‘s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, before the fallen singer’s tribute at the awards show. TMZ revealed that Houston reportedly asked security to remove Ray J from his seat after the singer’s family was asked to move to the same area.
The site also reports that Ray J had attended the awards show in Las Vegas just hours after returning from a whirlwind trip to China. After the event, Ray J co-hosted a party with Sophie Monk for the band Prince Reigns at the Rio Las Vegas Casino. The singer’s sister, Brandy, appeared at the event, as did Three 6 Mafia member DJ Paul.
Ray J’s rep has released a statement about his hospitalization.
“Ray J has been in a Las Vegas area hospital since the early morning of Monday and will remain there for treatment for exhaustion and jet lag,” the statement reads. “Ray J had just returned to the US from a quick 32-hour round trip from China where he performed a concert and had meetings regarding a new business. Upon landing, he immediately drove four hours to Las Vegas for the two events.”
Ray J is also known for co-starring in Kim Kardashian‘s sex tape as well as for his VH1 dating competition series, “For the Love of Ray J.”
- Ray J Hospitalized After Billboard Awards For Exhaustion, Jet Lag (inquisitr.com)
- Ray J hospitalized near Las Vegas for exhaustion (pbpulse.com)
- Ray J hospitalized near Las Vegas for exhaustion (vcstar.com)