TORONTO - Canadian comedian Tom Green says there's no truth to recent Internet rumours that he was seriously injured in a fight.
Earlier this week, several blogs reported that Green was in serious condition in hospital after a scuffle at the scene of a minor car accident in Fullerton, Calif., southeast of Los Angeles. But in a posting on his website, the Ottawa-raised film and TV star assures fans he is alive and well.
He says the false news was a result of hackers who tapped into his site, sent out a mass email, and distributed erroneous stories online.
Green blames a prank website called www.fakeawish.com for spreading the elaborate tale.
The funnyman lives in Los Angeles, where he tapes his online, late-night talk show, Tom Green's House Tonight, from his home.
Earlier this year, he was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice.