Rumors Lil Tjay is paralyzed and ‘brain dead’ debunked after rapper is shot

RUMORS claiming that Lil Tjay has been left paralyzed and brain dead after being shot seven times have been debunked.

On the 22nd of June, Tione Jayden Merritt, a 21-year-old from Edgewater, New Jersey, suffered injuries.

He was found with many gunshot wounds and sources told FOX3 that he had to have emergency surgery.

People on social media were speculating that the music star may have been paralyzed despite the fact that the extent of his injuries was still unknown.

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According to a tweet on June 25, a purported medical professional predicted that the celebrity would be crippled for the remainder of his life.

According to the post, which did not include any supporting evidence, “He is unable to move his upper body.” Additionally, the odds of him surviving the assault are only 15% that he does. Keep Little Tjay in your prayers.

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There were no citations of any sources, and there was no statement from a representative of Lil Tjay’s included.

However, the tweet stoked the flames of fear among those who utilize social media online.

A source has told FOX3 that the rapper is “out of surgery” and “appears to be doing better,” putting an end to the speculations that he is in critical condition.

Those who spread the unfounded rumors have received severe backlash from the fans.

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On Twitter, one user stated, “So once more for the new people waking. There is no paralysis affecting Lil Tjay. We have not received any information of his paralysis from close friends, doctors, or major news outlets (sic).

“You can’t believe everything you read on these bogus troll pages.”

While another user retorted, adding that “Nothing accurate verified that Lil tjay is crippled!!!,” the first person was outraged. If you all would read instead of making assumptions, you would already be aware of it.”

“It’s for the clout, as well as all the false pages. Put an end to believing all that your eyes tell you!

According to a tweet published on June 23 by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the rapper is currently in a critical but stable condition.


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