CHRIS Moyles has been forced to confirm he's still alive after a cruel online hoax claiming he'd died in an "aubergine related incident" went viral.
The hashtag "ripchrismoyles" was trending on Twitter this morning after the DJ's Wikipedia page was edited to say he had died.
It read: "Died in an aubergine related incident while screaming 'absolutely fantastic'."
In response, the 45-year-old star, who was presenting his Radio X Breakfast Show, shared a simple tweet disspelling the rumours.
He posted: "I’m alive #moylesisrisen."
The new hashtag then began trending as fans breathed a sigh of relief.
The social media site was awash with comments commiserating Chris as well as countless jokes from those who knew it was a prank.
One shared: "Such a tragic accident. May you rest in aubergine heaven. #ripchrismoyles."
Someone taken in by the rumour shared a picture with the star and said: "Had the pleasure of meeting @ChrisMoyles at a charity do once. He was surprisingly down to earth, and VERY funny. Sending thoughts and prayers."
A third joked: "Chris dies and still continues the breakfast show on @RadioX What a trooper! #ripchrismoyles."
While another was frantically trying to establish the truth, sharing: "Is this true?! It’s not on the news #ripchrismoyles."
The star previously dropped an impressive five stone after dramatically changing his lifestyle.
After shedding the weight, he told The Sun: "I don’t know what I used to think when I looked in the mirror when I was at my worst.
“Now if I go out on a Friday or Saturday and have a few beers, I can see that I’m bloating in the mirror on Sunday.”
He was formerly the Radio One Breakfast Show host before being replaced by Nick Grimshaw in 2012.
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