Ceelo Green gave the Internet a bit of a scare Saturday when a video circulated showing a Samsung phone exploding in the face of the former Voice judge and Gnarls Barkley singer as he sat at the mixing board in a recording studio.
But it was just a sketch, he explained in a Facebook video posted Saturday night.
“I just wanted to let everybody know that I’m alive, and I’m OK and I’m well,” he told fans. “Truthfully, I’m really upset that anybody had to be emotionally disturbed by what they saw today.”
He went on to put the video in context: “Actually, what you saw today was a clip from a smaller video we were shooting for a project I’m doing called Gnarly Davidson. It’s supposed to set up and introduce the new character”
He signed off asking his followers to forgive him for the joke gone awry and thanking them for their “love and support and concern.”
But he added, “I’m still going to release the music, though.”