July 7, 2005

In London, uninjured singer Omarion seeks prayers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - London was the scene of carnage on
Thursday after a series of deadly blasts but American R&B
crooner Omarion, who suffered no injury or inconvenience, wants
people to pray for him.

"Omarion was in London during the tragic bombings that
struck this morning," a statement by the singer's publicist AR
PR Marketing, released hours after the bombings, said.

Making no mention of the fatalities or casualties of the
blasts, the singer's statement concluded, "He would like his
fans to pray that he has a safe trip and a safe return home. He
appreciates your support."

He was in London for Saturday's Live 8 show, his publicist
Shana Gilmore told Reuters from Los Angeles. Asked why anyone
should pray for him, Gilmore said, "He wasn't hurt or anything,
but just the fact that he was there and all that."

Omarion was the teenaged lead singer of the chart-topping
band B2K before going solo. The 20-year-old's first solo album
"O" debuted at No. 1 of Billboard charts earlier this year.