Police reportedly confirmed that B2K singer Raz B smashed a hospital window and accessed its rooftop, as a circulating video shows. The incident allegedly occurred Thursday (May 25) in Kansas City, according to TMZ.
Witnesses Feared Raz B Would Jump From Hospital Rooftop, Negotiator Called In
The outlet obtained footage of Raz on the roof of Saint Luke’s Hospital while onlookers watched from a nearby window. Witnesses told responding officers that they were afraid Raz might jump.
Police reportedly received the dispatch call at about 10:20 a.m. Fire department officials also arrived on-scene and placed mats on the ground below for precaution, per the outlet.
A negotiator was even called in to assist with safely getting the singer down. Raz ultimately agreed and returned through the window before being treated by EMS.
The situation was resolved without further incident, authorities said.
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Raz Posts Cryptic Instagram Video A Day Before Rooftop Incident
The 37-year-old posted a separate video on Instagram a day before the incident. In it, he repeatedly told viewers he didn’t feel safe. Raz made claims about “fighting to stay alive.”
He said he didn’t want to “have this surgery here.” In the caption, he posted the address for a Kansas City hospital and begged followers to “come get him.”
That video has nearly 100,000 views as of Friday. Hundreds of worried fans turned out in the comments section asking whether the singer was okay.
@abdulchestnut wrote, “I asking asking anyone who is watching this post to PLEASE not make fun of him. This is a critical situation, and we are trying to get him some help. I am BEGGING you all. Please DO not repost this. Mental Health is not a joking matter. Please continue to pray for our Brother.”
@sarday_ollay wrote, “He’s clearly in a manic state and haven’t slept!…look at his eyes!….take him to the hospital so he can get some help…and rest!”
@dwightholtjr wrote, “Yeah, prayers up. Not feeling safe… in the lobby… telling your address… not getting another room, and just locking yourself inside. This is a lot. Prayers up.”
Raz’s condition as of Friday (May 26) remains unclear, but we know he has some rehab and legal trouble history.
In 2020, the singer checked himself into a self-care facility after being arrested for DUI, as reported by The Shade Room.
“The stress from childhood trauma has led to some unhealthy life decisions. This past week he has checked into a private self-care facility to acquire the necessary tools for a healthier life,” a source told The Shade Room at the time.
A year prior, he was arrested in Minneapolis for domestic assault by strangulation. Sources reportedly said that the victim was Raz’s girlfriend. However, prosecutors ultimately declined to pursue charges against the singer, citing a lack of evidence.
Anyone facing mental health crises is urged to reach out to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889. It is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.