Justin Bieber is still tearing up the music charts and entertaining fans around the entire world, but some have been very worried about him lately. Reports are making the social media rounds that Bieber is in critical condition and in intensive care after crashing his Lamborghini. While many are making prayer chains and showing support for Bieber’s well-being, they can calm down a little as it is all another Internet hoax.
As the story from Not Allowed To goes, Bieber was rushed to a hospital in serious condition after crashing his brand new Lamborghini. It says that he was traveling at a very high rate of speed when he ended up crashing into a Mercedes-Benz.
Bieber, according to the viral internet hoax, was unconscious when paramedics arrived on the scene and had numerous deep cuts all over his body. He was also said to have a huge cut on his head and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
A “Chinese reporter,” said to be on the scene, took pictures of the accident.
According to the fake report, Justin Bieber was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
Viralands is also saying that a “local reporter” was on the scene when the crash happened, but it’s confusing as to when this purportedly happened. One article states it happened on Dec. 18, 2015, while another doesn’t have a date at all for the hoax crash.
Another site has the accident as happening back on Dec. 9, 2015. Both of those sites are listed as some that deliver “fake news” by Fort Liberty.
The story has found its way onto numerous different websites, and all of them tell the same details. What a lot of people failed to realize is that the sites reporting this news are all satire or bring forth nothing but fake stories.
These false stories pave the way for freak-outs around the Internet because people just share them without either reading the whole thing or paying attention to who the sources are.
Well, Justin Bieber is alive, well, and uninjured as he has not actually been in a car accident of any kind in the past month or some time. He’s been touring, performing, and even tweeting like normal. If Bieber was in intensive care, it’s hard to believe that he would be on social media so regularly.
Time for a little R&R
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 19, 2015
The internet hoax is something that numerous satire sites create to get hits generated for whatever articles or pages they wish.
Believe it or not, the fake stories usually end up getting more hits and shares than the real stories about what is truly happening with celebrities. It happens all the time with stories like James Earl Jones or Willie Nelson dying, but they’re still alive and well.
Even lesser-known personalities such as “Jake from State Farm” get the celebrity death hoax treatment at times.
A few years ago, Justin Bieber began a new obsession with Lamborghinis as he seemed to be buying new ones left and right, racing them, and always in the news with another new vehicle. It seemed like only a matter of time until a fake story came out involving him and his car love.
Having a fake story passed around that details someone being in critical condition may not be the best of choices, but those kinds of reports aren’t going to stop.
Justin Bieber is doing well this holiday season and he’s not in intensive care, hasn’t wrecked his Lamborghini, and is not in critical condition. If you see one of those articles shared, make sure to check sources to see just how credible the information is.
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