Ray J hospitalized near Las Vegas for exhaustion

FILE - In a Saturday, June 26, 2010 file photo, singer Ray J arrives at the "PRE" BET Awards 2010 Party in Los Angeles. Ray J , who was one of the people who spent time with Whitney Houston in her last days, is expressing his sorrow over her loss. In a statement to The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, he said he's spent the last few days trying to "process the emptiness that I feel." (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File) DAN STEINBERG

Singer Ray J arrives at the BET Awards party in Los Angeles on June 26, 2010.
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(CBS/AP) R&B singer Ray J has been hospitalized near Las Vegas for exhaustion, after attending Sunday's Billboard Music Awards.

Pictures: Billboard Music Awards 2012

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."

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.

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.

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


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