Reba McEntire on Internet Death Hoax: “I Am Alive and Kicking”

 Christopher Polk/ACMA2011/Getty

Fear not, country music fans: Reba McEntire is alive and well.

The country superstar was the latest A-lister to fall victim to an Internet death hoax, when an erroneous report circulated Monday that the singer had fallen to her death while climbing a mountain in Austria.

The only catch? Originating from a Web site that dubs itself "Global Media News," the report called McEntire an "actress" rather than singer. As McEntire quickly became a trending topic Monday, eagle-eyed readers of the initial report spotted a disclaimer, which declares the site fake.

"This story is 100% fake! This is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes" the disclaimer read.

McEntire took to her Twitter page to dispel the rumor Tuesday.

"There is a rumor going around that I died after falling off a mountain in Austria yesterday while shooting a movie," she blogged. "While I would love to be shooting a movie in Austria, I definitely did not fall off a mountain! Nor am I dead! I am alive and kicking!!!"

The country star isn't the only singer to be the subject of a death hoax. Earlier this month, "RIP Cher" became a top trending topic on Twitter, and the 65-year-old entertainer replied to her fans in turn. "Lovelies…I'm not going anywhere till I finish this f–king album," Cher wrote. "The only RIP I know how to do is 'rip it up.'"

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!