Ray J hospitalized near Las Vegas for exhaustion

The Associated Press, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 6:37am (PDT)

NEW YORK (AP) -- R&B singer Ray J has been hospitalized near Las Vegas for exhaustion.

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Ray J's representative said in a statement Tuesday that the singer went to the hospital Monday and "will remain there for treatment for exhaustion and jet lag."

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The rep says Ray J was in Las Vegas to host a party and also attended Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. The rep adds that Ray J had just returned from performing in China. "He had just returned to the US from a quick 32-hour round trip from China where he performed a concert and had meetings regarding a new business. Upon landing, he immediately drove four hours to Las Vegas for the two events," the rep said in a statement.

Ray J is R&B singer Brandy's younger brother. He was close friends with Whitney Houston and said in March that he was "still hurting" a month after she drowned in a bathtub in California at age 48.

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Sunday's award show featured a tribute to Houston by John Legend and Jordin Sparks.

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