Singer/Actor Ray J Is in the Hospital After Passing Out While Filming "Celebrity Big Brother" - REPORT
Ray J has already been forced to leave the reality show, UK "Celebrity Big Brother", a week after entering the house.
The singer & reality star had been in severe pain with an abcessed tooth, but producers insisted he continue filming. Ray actually blacked out in pain when he finally was able to seek medical help and sent to the hospital.
He then learned that he is not allowed back on the show. Will he sue?
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Ray J had been suffering with dental pain for three days, but producers apparently didn't believe him and insisted he continue filming for the show. Finally, producers had a dentist came to the set and he gave Ray 8 painkillers. The singer woke up the following day in unbearable pain and begged to seek medical attention.
Producers agreed to take him to the hospital but he blacked out on the way out of the house. Ray was suffering from an abscessed tooth, a cracked filling in another tooth, and a severe gum issue.
In a FaceTime video, the 35-year-old rapper told TMZ, "I have a bad tooth problem and I've been doing this show Big Brother in London and I've been complaining about my tooth for about three and a half days now. It got to the point where some of the housemates felt like I was being ignored, we took petitions to say 'We're not doing any more tasks until Ray J's tooth gets fixed.'"
Ray, who had been up for eviction this week, gave more details in the video, saying, "I've got a cracked tooth where I need a filling fixed, I got a gum coming over my over tooth and I'm in a lot of pain - so three and a half days in the house with all of this pain, they decided to take me out. The wind hit my tooth and I blacked out, I ended up in the hospital. 45 minutes later they gave me some nutrition and I eat some McDonald's and I'm cool, like I'm literally fine and I'm ready to go back in the house."
Ray J continued, "They won't let me back in and I'm really hurt by it because I felt like I was doing well, I felt like I was connecting with the British fanbase, and it just sucks because I was having such a good time."
The singer was asked if he would sue the show if he isn't allowed back in to the house and if denied his $1 million paycheck.
Ray replied, "I'd never like to do that because I'm a producer as well and I like to be on the same page with everybody but this is just not fair and if I have to take those precautions, I will. I don't even care about my tooth - put me back in the house and let me work, this isn't right.'
He added that he was going to see a dentist and 'pull up to the house to try to get back in."
His departure was confirmed after being announced at the end of Tuesday night's episode.
Fans weighed in on the situation and were not happy: