CeeLo Green Samsung Cellphone Explodes In Face? Update: Real Or Fake Hoax – Is Ceelo Okay? [Rumor]

The below video claims to be studio footage showing CeeLo Green’s Samsung cellphone exploding in CeeLo’s face. The force of the explosion from the purported Samsung phone causes such a blast to Green’s face that it sends CeeLo off of his chair, with Green landing on the ground. But is the video of CeeLo’s cellphone supposedly exploding in his face real or fake? And if so, did CeeLo really have a Samsung cellphone? What version of a Samsung cellphone was Green using? All these questions and more are popping up in the wake of the following CeeLo footage going viral on social media. Some are wondering if CeeLo created a fake hoax to test fake news reports — or if Green was really injured.

According to Hollywood Life, the 42-year-old CeeLo was inside the recording studio on Saturday, December 17, when Green’s cellphone exploded in his face. The security footage does not appear to show a date so that viewers can confirm when the incident happened. Already many people online are wondering if the footage of CeeLo’s cellphone exploding is real or fake. The phone Green holds does appear to begin smoking as CeeLo swivels around in his chair, speaking on his cellphone and watching footage on a large TV screen. Suddenly, the smoke turns into a blast, and CeeLo lands on the floor. Green remains on the floor when the video ends, with CeeLo appearing not to move.

The video of CeeLo has gained hundreds of thousands of views online, but as of this writing, Snopes has not written about the veracity of the security camera footage — declaring it real or fake. TMZ has not published a report about CeeLo’s alleged exploding cellphone yet either. Nor are there any prominent Google News stories as of this writing declaring any hospital that CeeLo may have been treated at following his supposed exploding cellphone incident. However, that doesn’t mean that the exploding cellphone incident didn’t necessarily happen — there’s just plenty of questions surrounding whether the security footage is real or fake — and whether Green was really hurt or if CeeLo was playing a prank. The exploding cellphone blast didn’t seem strong enough to send Green to the ground in such a manner — but exploding cellphone parts could cause damage when held so close to CeeLo’s face.

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On Twitter, the name CeeLo is a trending topic, quickly swelling to nearly 15,000 tweets about the exploding cellphone video. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have exploded, reports CNN Money. Therefore it isn’t a stretch to think of a cellphone exploding as seen in the video — but the biggest fake news scams have often borrowed elements of truth to make them seem more real to viewers and readers.

Meanwhile, comments like the following are flowing into social media about the alleged exploding cellphone that sent CeeLo to the ground — with a plethora of people trying to figure out of the video of Green is real or fake. Folks also are seeking an update on CeeLo’s condition in case the video of the exploding cellphone is really real.

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Tamiru Ledbetter: “Now if he really hurt yall need to b ashamed!”

Chris Griffin: “He turned and angled himself for the camera to have a better view of everything.”

Marissa Ilyse: “Wow!!!!!!!! I hope he recovers 100%! I bet it was a Samsung phone.”

Jay Luchiino: “Since he turned around for the camera to see the best angle of the phone right before it explodes…. I call bulls***.”

Chantz Kinard: “Definitely #FAKE, miss me with the bulls***! Nice try tho!”

Sammy Dee: “I hope he’s ok but why did it go to black?? Did he start to get up before the director said cut?”

Mike Mason: “A simple search for a credited source would tell you that it isn’t real. You’re holding smart phones but aren’t bright enough to use them to find information.”

As seen in the above photos, CeeLo performed in Atlanta back in March — with Green putting on a show at Terminal West.

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