Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Pet Shop Boys' Tennant report hoax

Neil Tennant from the pop band Pet Shop Boys

Reports that Pet Shop Boys front man Neil Tennant is in a critical condition in a German hospital were a "total hoax", a spokesman said.

The rumours started on Twitter and suggested the pop star had been in a car crash.

It was also suggested he was suffering from heart failure.

A publicist for the band said the online reports were "false" and a "total hoax".

The band's official Twitter account also tweeted: "Stories reporting that Neil has been seriously injured are a hoax. PSB HQ."

The Pet Shop Boys are set to play 10 dates in America in April as part of the Electric 2014 tour, including a headlining slot at the Coachella music festival in California.

The publicist added: "He is alive and well. Read their Twitter. He wasn't even in Germany."

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