Crazy Town's Shifty Shellshock In Coma: Report
Shifty Shellshock, the former singer of Los Angeles rap-rock group Crazy Town, is reportedly in a coma at an undisclosed Los Angeles hospital.
According to TMZ, the 37-year-old singer (real name: Seth Binzer) has been in an Intensive Care Unit and completely unresponsive since last Thursday. It is not clear whether or not the former "Celebrity Rehab" star's illness is drug-related.
Binzer was reportedly scheduled to appear in court later this week after he was arrested for cocaine possession in Los Angeles on Feb. 16. The singer was charged with drug possession and battery after getting into a physical altercation with his girlfriend.
Crazy Town remains best known for its 2000 single "Butterfly," which has sold 213,000 physical copies and 584,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band -- which also included the deceased Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein in its original lineup -- released two albums, 1999's "The Gift of Game" and 2002's "Darkhorse," before going on an indefinite hiatus.
Binzer's biggest success as a solo artist came with "Starry Eyed Surprise," a 2002 single from Paul Oakenfold that featured his vocals and has sold 400,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The singer has long struggled with drug addiction, and appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab 1" and "Celebrity Rehab 2," as well as "Sober House 1" and "Sober House 2."