Reba McEntire fans can draw a breath of relief. Contrary to reports on Monday night that the country superstar had recently died, she's alive and well--and even tweeting reassurances to prove it.
So, where did this hoax originate? Well, apparently, there is an entertainment website out there called Global Associated News which exists solely--and by its own admission--to "punk mass media" by creating fake articles about celebrities (yeah, I don't get it either, don't ask me). The site reported McEntire's alleged demise on Monday night, claiming she suffered an accident while filming a movie in Austria. Reba's alive and well!
When concerned fans raced to McEntire's Facebook and Twitter accounts to check up on the rumor, McEntire was quick to set their minds at ease. "There is a rumor going around that I died after falling off a mountain in Austria yesterday while shooting a movie," she tweeted. "While I would love to be shooting a movie in Austria, I definitely did not fall off a mountain! Nor am I dead! I am alive and kicking!"
McEntire's record label also released the following statement on her official site: "Contrary to ludicrous reports, Reba has not passed away, nor was she even in Austria at the time of her alleged death," and thanked fans for their concern.
Since McEntire is indeed "alive and kicking," country music aficionados can look forward to seeing her co-host the Academy of Country Music Awards with Blake Shelton on April 1.
Did you hear about Reba's "demise"? Were you fooled, too? Be sure to let me know what you think of all this!