Timbaland denies suicide attempt rumors

TimbalandImage Credit: Janet Mayer/PR PhotosTimbaland called in to Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show today to counter rumors of a possible suicide attempt. “I don’t even know what happened, to be honest. I don’t know what people are talking about,” the superproducer said, adding, “Why would I commit suicide?”

Online reports earlier in the day claimed that Timbaland had fled his house in an agitated state after discovering the theft of a watch worth $2 million, leading his family to call the police, who found him unharmed and brought him home. In the KIIS interview, Timbaland told Seacrest that he had indeed been robbed, but not of a watch, and firmly denied that he had ever intended to hurt himself.

“The only thing I did was take a drive to figure out how I’m going to handle [the theft],” Timbaland said. He added that he planned to return to the studio this afternoon to work with Keri Hilson on her next album. Reps for Timbaland have not responded to EW’s request for further comment.

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  • Jonathan

    Timbaland is one of the best producers out there; rumors can get so out of hand. Whatever, I’ll be looking forward to his hot beats and Keri’s new cd!

  • jpratm

    maybe it was an overload of beats from the years after missy elliotts albums

  • Briget

    Who in the H.e.l.l. can afford a $2 million watch? Sheesh, I’m lucky my old Timex still works.

    • Brian

      Just a guess…but maybe Timbaland

  • BeBe

    Who the hell would buy a 2 million dollar watch even if they had the money? That is just stupid in my opinion. How about give $2 million to those who are in need of it!

    • Cornelius

      Are you stupid? He DENIED that it was about a two million dollar watch.

  • Chaz Winterbottom

    Maybe he was on his way to produce an album from the 70’s band Suicide?

    • Jersey Jeff

      Lame troll is lame.

  • Sonia

    yeah he was robbed of Aaliyah nine years ago today but he cant just come on out and say that right?

  • Will

    Why would his family think he was going to kill himself after being distraught over an expensive watch? If you have a two million dollar watch, it’s insured. There’s something missing from this story.

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  • Pearl pierre

    Hey you never know,peaple do crazy things now days. Look at fantasia, she didn’t even think twice about her daughter , if she did she wouldn’t take does pills. Good luck timb lov u.

  • Phil

    There is a BIG piece of this story, anyone readding this and has half a brain should understand the ‘watch’ was pure media spin. Obviously some secret is at the heart of this, and apparently someone went to the media with something, and now this is the ‘story’ they’re feeding the sharks circling in the waters…a shame this all broke yesterday on the anniversary of Aaliyah’s death.

  • kuku

    I didn’t even know there is on it cost that much… :-)

  • jayde

    There prob is somethin deeper. But who does it matter. I jus hope he know he has Fans that have been here wit him from the beginning. Not since jus justin, nelly F, and keri. NO I have so many of his mix tapes jus timb beats. So I know this time of the yr is rough on him. But as fans jus pray he pulls though this.

  • sicelo

    I gues its one of those things that happen in life timbo gottya learn to insure his valued possetions.

  • Elena

    Fun loving newly weds! It was such a pose for a ptucire that I simply had to comment, who would have thought about such a unique idea to capture such a precious moment onto film. I have to eat my hat for the person that came up with this brain wave!

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