*In a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest this morning, Timbaland discussed the events leading up to his family calling authorities after believing he was suicidal.
As reported earlier, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department put out a “possible suicide attempt” APB on the rapper-producer just before 5 p.m. Tuesday after his family feared he would harm himself over the theft of a $2 million piece of jewelry.
The sheriff’s office says Timbaland reported the theft over the weekend but there was no indication of a break-in at his home. Detective Vic Paladino says Timbaland is concerned the thief is someone he knows.
Timbaland, whose real name is Timothy Mosley, told Seacrest that something was stolen but it wasn’t a watch. He did not elaborate or explain why the report he filed notes a $2 million stolen watch.
The rapper’s family had contacted police and filed a missing persons report when he left the house Tuesday in his Cadillac Escalade. [Listen to the family’s 911 call here.] Deputies say a sheriff’s helicopter located him on Pacific Coast Highway.
According to TMZ, Timbaland was placed in a patrol car and driven back to his Malibu home, where they continued speaking with him and family members.
Deputies called for paramedics to come and evaluate the Virginia native. After the evaluation, paramedics determined he was not a threat to himself and left the premises.
The sheriff’s office is continuing its investigation.