Did a smartphone explode in CeeLo Green's face? (UPDATE)



UPDATE: CeeLo Green is perfectly fine. The singer announced early this morning that the video was a small clip shot for a new project that he is working on. The singer/songwriter said that he was upset that many were concerned about his health, but now we can all breathe a sigh of relief and move on with our lives.

Former Voice judge and "Forget You" singer CeeLo Green might have been caught on video taking a call on his smartphone when the unit all of a sudden exploded in his face. Or did it? There are plenty of people around the globe who believe that the video, which was shot inside the control room of a recording studio, is a fake and was done to promote an upcoming new album.

The video shows Green in his chair with the handset in his right hand, pressed against his right ear. Just before the 'explosion,' there is a small amount of smoke that emanates from the phone, followed by a flash and an explosion that leaves the singer/songwriter prone on the floor. While a few dubious 'media' sites are calling the phone a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the truth is that we really don't know what model phone was on the video.

Normally, this would be written off as a staged event. But with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 taken off the market earlier this year after several units exploded, the possibility that the video is real cannot be so easily discounted. Any kind of problem with the battery inside a smartphone can result in an explosion, and just the other day we told you that an Apple iPhone 6s had exploded right after the battery was being charged up.

We will leave it to you to decide what you believe. The video of the event can be found at the top of the story. The pertinent part of the video starts at around the 26 second mark.

Thanks for the tip!

source: YouTube, CNN

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46 Comments

1. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I'm not sure if it's real but damn

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

1. overheat come first before explosion, normal people would instantly throw their phone if they feel abnormal heat coming from their phone. 2. Li-ion explosion is more like overheat > puff > internal combustion > magic smoke where this one is more like tiny fire cracker 3. is that explosion on screen side?

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

btw, that video isnt even viral, it's just posted today and get 735 views.. how did you even found that youtube vid? did you search "note7 explosion" on youtube every hours? or did you you know the uploader and want to start viral, and ruin samsung name? (again?)

6. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

it was listed on a few video sites like ebaumsworld. now its in the news.

7. Alan01

Posts: 578; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

First of all, we never said that it was a Samsung phone (try reading the story) and maybe that video isn't viral, but there are many other versions that are. As for your other comments, they are good ones and have been mentioned by others as a reason to think the video is fake. Regards, Alan F.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah, but it's writen as note7 in the title video you choosehttp://puu.sh/sTaU2/e5538a1b76.jpg and here's the link from ebaumsworld with 70k viewshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btp9jlbjaSc the title for that vid from ebaumsworld is "CeeLo Green Injured By Exploding Cellphone" (notice how this one didnt mention note7)

29. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Actually the description on the video at ebaums says Samsung. If you google "ceelo phone explosion" all of the websites say Samsung or note 7- including newspapers.

12. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'First of all, we never said that it was a Samsung phone' Really? WOW! Just WOW!

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

btw, it's officially hoaxhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BOJKh1jD3o6/ mind to update this article now? :D

30. maherk

Posts: 6715; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No need to read the article when you've already mentioned it in the freakin TITLE!!

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LOLLL.

33. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Normally, this would be written off as a staged event. But with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 taken off the market earlier this year after several units exploded, the possibility that the video is real cannot be so easily discounted. What is this then?

14. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'btw, that video isnt even viral, it's just posted today and get 735 views.. how did you even found that youtube vid? did you search "note7 explosion" on youtube every hours?' I guess It's all planed to be on the news. Even by reposting the video with the ''right title'' 735 views should raise to millions till tomorrow, as all the media will contribute.

35. ph00ny

Posts: 2002; Member since: May 26, 2011

it's hilarious as to how they found this so quickly as well not to mention no attempt at fact checking

3. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

They do not blow up like that. Fake.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah.. and I guess my #2 and #4 comment will get deleted soon, lol...

8. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Its fake ceelo himself just said it

9. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

16. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Well fake, but what? Most important is the job to be done. The hysteria about ''exploding'' Samsung must go on. Right?

10. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Fake as hell.

15. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Yup Fake....but with right purpose. Well panned. Organized. With reposting the video with 'right title' And will be on all the media. Even on the mainstream, I guess. Why not on the central TV news too?

17. Marienx

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

What a facked-up title.. That how he looks, you Jerks!

26. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3092; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Someone's gonna sue.

27. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

In US?...no chance.

28. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Why, do you think, the Note is line such a huge pain the a$$ for US, China and Taiwan??? Just guess! LOL

31. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It's clearly fake! It's nothing more than a hoax.

37. lyndon420

Posts: 6519; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

"...bright lights..." Good tune, but I think this video isn't real though.

39. irfanil

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

A security camera with ISO settings! I don't think this is real.

40. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

record it in HD 1920P, but upload potato version of it

41. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

This is fake as F***K

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