X Factor Wagner says Im still alive as fans feared for life after Putin crash

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    X Factor legend Wagner has broken his silence after rumours had circulated he was killed in a plane crash.

    The Brazilian singer, whose full name is Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho, sent the Daily Star an exclusive video to shut down the whispers and proved he was alive and kicking with a cheeky clip.

    In the video, Wagner, 66, said: "Hey Daily Star readers – I have a message for you, I'm still alive. Putin didn't get me. I'm the real Wagner and I'm still here playing my bongos."

    READ MORE: Wagner boss Prigozhin's plane 'most likely taken down' by Putin's secret service

    This comes after Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin's plane was "most likely" taken down by Vladimir Putin's secret service, claimed UK defence sources.

    Russian authorities announced the leader was among 10 passengers who died in the fatal accident in Russia's Tver region on Wednesday (August 23).

    Though with the similarity of the name, fans were left shocked at the thought the TV star was caught up in the Russian politician's antics.

    Fans took to share their thoughts online, with one writing: "RIP #Wagner you should have won the X factor [crying emoji]"

    A second added: "RIP #Wagner . Cruelly killed in yesterday's plane crash. Enjoyed you on the X Factor"

    While a third penned: "Whenever ever I see a Wagner tweet, I always automatically think of the guy off the X Factor!"

    "Wait why is Wagner from X Factor running firms in Russia," a fourth posted.

    A fifth put: "Not me thinking Wagner from X Factor was dead for a split second."

    Others made a joke of the situation and clearly realised it wasn't the real X Factor star who was involved in the fatal incident.

    One fan said: "Apparently they’ve found the black box recorder from the plane Wagner was on. Seems his last words were, ‘Maybe if I’d done a bit better on The X Factor, it wouldn’t have come to this’."

    While another typed: "I told Dylan the Wagner leader died and he shouts ‘FROM THE X FACTOR??’ HAHAHAHAHAHAHA"

    Wagner starred on the seventh series of the X Factor back in 2010 where he was coined as the series' "novelty" contestant.

    He managed to get all the way to the quarter-finals as part of the 'overs' category under his mentor Louis Walsh.

    Fans of Wagner's can purchase their own personalised videos from his website via this link.

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