January 28, 2016
Michael Reckord Keith 'Shebada' Ramsey
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Popular comedian and actor Keith 'Shebada' Ramsey has sought to set the records straight regarding a story that has been circulating on the Internet since Monday, claiming that he was beaten.

The story alleges that the actor was dragged out of a nightclub in New York and beaten by armed thugs. The story also claims that the beating took place after the men found out that the actor was a man and had been mistaken for a woman earlier. The article added that Shebada is now in bad physical condition after the altercation.

However, he refuted the allegations.

"When mi see it first, me just smile cause mi a say a weh dem people yah a get dem news," he said. "I have not travelled since October, I have been in the island since."

Though the story reports that Shebada was left in a bad physical condition after the alleged beating, the comedian maintains he is perfectly fine.

"Nothing like dat neva gwaan, so how mi nuh fi alright," he said. "I don't know where that story came from, but I'm good."

Shebada added that since the story began to circulate, comments have been made on the situation by persons pretending to be him on Facebook.

"I saw a post on Facebook where someone was talking about the story saying it must be another Shebada, but that is a fake profile," he explained. "Although the story is not true, the statements on that Facebook page did not come from me. I have a Facebook page, but I hardly use it. That particular page that has my name posts any and anything, that's not me."

The actor also stressed that he refuses to focus on negative things.

"No news is bad news, I guess because mi a hot topic once more," he said, laughing. "I'm not focused on things like that though because I'm all about the progress."

Shebada's new play, 'Bangarang', is currently playing at the Green Gables Theatre in St Andrew.

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