Rapper Too Short has spoken out to assure fans he is alive and well after false rumours of his death spread across the internet.
A story suggesting the hip-hop star had suffered a fatal heart attack hit the web on Tuesday (22Nov11) and pranksters subsequently attempted to change his page on internet encyclopedia Wikipedia to reflect the untrue tale.
Too Short, who has been busy in the studio recording his latest album, has now taken to Twitter.com to prove the rumour is not true.
In a series of posts, he writes, "Stop calling my phone. I'm not dead. Been in the lab working on my 19th album... Are u (sic) serious? How did they say I died this time? And when did Wikipidia (sic) & Twitter become reliable news sources???...
"Thanks for the calls, texts, emails & tweets. It's good to know y'all got love for me. ReTweet it & Facebook post it. 2Short's Alive."