Rapper DJ Ironik stabbed by muggers who ‘tracked his movements on Twitter’
Rapper DJ Ironik was stabbed by muggers after they tracked his movements on Twitter.
The musician, 22, was wounded in the upper leg outside his London home in the early hours of Saturday morning after returning from a gig in Essex.
It is believed the two hooded men had targeted DJ Ironik after he boasted about the price of his diamond-encrusted neck chain during a recent TV interview.
Attacked: DJ Ironik, pictured two weeks ago at the Radio 1 studios in London, is recovering in hospital from stab wounds.
After being discharged from hospital this afternoon after spending most of the weekend in hospital, Ironik thanked fans for their support.
He wrote on his Twitter page today: ‘Wow. Thank you everyone for all the love & supportive messages.. I have just been discharged from the hospital.
Its been a crazy last couple of days and this whole experience is quite surreal. But they say what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.
‘I wanna thank each and every one of my friends, family and supportive fans that have showed me lots of much love!
‘It could of been much worse so thank God it weren’t and I’m just resting and recovering… Love.’
Ironik, real name James Charters, was returning to his Haringey, north London home with his tour manager when two men pounded at 3am.
He threw his chain and other jewellery on the path and ran towards his front door, but was stabbed in the thigh.
From Ironik’s Twitter page, they knew he would be going home after performing at the Element nightclub in Southend-On-Sea, Essex.
Before the attack, he had re-tweeted a photo of himself performing on stage to the 1,500-strong crowd.
A police spokesman said it was believed the motivation behind the attack was robbery, but said most of the jewellery taken has since been recovered. A statement from his management company said: ‘Ironik was attacked and stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning during an attempted robbery whilst returning to his home in North London. He was stabbed in his upper leg, taken to hospital and is currently being treated. He is understandably shaken up by this unprovoked attack.’
News of the incident broke when his friend, a singer named Yasmin, wrote on Ironik’s Twitter soon after the attack: ‘Ironik is in hospital. Has been stabbed and in hospital but he is ok.’
Yesterday, his manager Neil Ransome had to deny a fake internet report yesterday that Ironik had died after the attack.
He wrote on his Twitter; “It’s a fake website and complete nonsense, there’s some sick attention-seeking people out there, makes you shudder.”
Born in Highgate, North London, Charters started DJing from an early age before releasing his first single So Nice three years ago.
However, he leaped to fame last year when his song Tiny Dancer, featuring Chipmunk and Sir Elton John, went to number three in the charts.
He recently teamed up with 90210 actress Jessica Lowndes on the single Falling In Love, which was released two weeks ago.
Two years ago, he was romantically linked to glamour model Danielle Lloyd after they were photographed attending several events together, but he insisted they were “just friends”