She’s a survivor, after all. Reba lets the world know that she’s A-OK and did not fall to her death.
Rumours have been a-flyin’ all over the ‘net that Reba McEntire has tragically and quite dramatically perished.
The country singer was believed to have fallen to her death off a mountain while filming a movie in Austria.
Don’t worry, it’s not true.
McIntire took to Twitter to reassure her fans that she’s very much alive.
“There is a rumor going around that I died after falling off a mountain in Austria yesterday while shooting a movie,” she wrote. “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!!!”
It’s okay, people, we can all breathe easy again—Reba is one tough cookie.
But who can we point our angry, trembling finger at?
Well, the Global Associated News is the big bird that hatched this rumour, but it was actually everyone’s big mouth that made it fly.
The “news” website is a hoax generator which creates fake news reports using the information users plug into it.
“It started off as a practical joke machine seven years ago,” the site’s founder, Rich Hoover, told E! News. “But people don’t read the fine print, and sure enough, it spreads like mad.”
The lesson here is—nobody’s dead unless Twitter says so.
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