Celebrity Big Brother 2017: Ray J 'left the house because of medical reasons'

Why did Ray J leave Celebrity Big Brother?

Celebrity Big Brother 2017

Ray J left the Celebrity Big Brother 2017 house for medical reasons, it has been claimed.

The rapper had been noticeably absent in updates from the house today (Tuesday) and now the official Big Brother website stated tonight that Ray J had "left".

A spokesperson for Channel 5 confirmed that Ray J departed the series but did not revealed why he had left, saying that details about Ray's exit will be revealed in Bit On The Side at 11PM on Channel 5.

However a report by American showbiz website TMZ claims that Ray J has been taken from the house to hospital because of "extreme tooth pain".

The article claims: "[...] a dentist came to the set, gave Ray 8 painkillers, 4 of which he was to take immediately and the remaining 4 the next morning.

"Ray woke up Tuesday in unbearable pain, took the remaining 4 pills and then pleaded for help. We're told producers agreed to take him to the hospital but on the way out of the house he blacked out."

The report states that Ray is "currently at the hospital" and getting treatment.

TMZ also say that Ray J's pay for the show "seems like it's in jeopardy".

The American musician was reportedly set to scoop Celebrity Big Brother's biggest EVER fees.

Singer Ray J previously dated Kim Kardashian and back in 2007 appeared in a leaked sex tape with her that hit the internet.

According to TMZ previously, Ray's deal was worth a cool $1 million which works out just over £800,000 at the time of writing.

In addition, he had apparently also been given a $30,000 allowance for flights and hotels while in the UK.

Celebrity Big Brother 2017 continues nightly on Channel 5.

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