Beyonce death hoax: Queen Bey’s bleeding sparks cruel reports

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Singer Beyonce arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

A report about Beyoncé Knowles’ alleged death went viral on social media after she bled mid-performance during a TIDAL concert in New York early this month.

A Facebook page titled “R.I.P. Beyoncé” had earned over 1 million likes after claiming that the wife of rapper Jay Z bled to death following her Tidal X:1015 performance at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center.

“At about 11 a.m. ET on Saturday (October 22, 2016), our beloved singer Beyoncé passed away. Beyoncé was born on September 4, 1981 in Houston. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”

However, the disputed Facebook page has since been taken down after being dismissed as a hoax.

“She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” Beyoncé representatives clarified Sunday.

To recall, the 35-year-old “Lemonade” singer started bleeding mid-concert on Oct. 15 after ripping her earlobe out with her knee-length braided hair. At one point during the concert, Beyoncé was seen wiping her ear of blood, but the singer maintained composure and continued with her performance. (Read: ARIA Awards 2016: Beyoncé leads nominees for Best International Artist)

Beyoncé’s hip-hop hubby Jay Z owns the subscription-based music streaming service Tidal. Aside from Beyoncé and Jay Z, Nicki Minaj and Alicia Keys performed at the second annual charity concert, proceeds of which benefited the Robin Hood Foundation’s campaign to support education. Beyoncé celebrated her 35th birthday last month. (Read: Beyoncé releases ‘Hold Up’ music video on her 35th birthday)