Former N-Dubz star Dappy helped save the life of a man who was planning to jump from a bridge in Central London.
The 34-year-old – who’s real name is Costadinos Contostavlos – was filming a music video near Tower Bridge when he noticed a commotion of emergency services vehicles on the bridge.
It has been reported that a 27-year-old man was threatening to jump from the bridge and that police were trying to talk him down.
The man reportedly told officers he was a fan of Dappy when he noticed the singer nearby and wanted to be left with the rapper for a few minutes during which time the star managed to convince the man to step down to safety.
It has also been reported that the man was taken to a nearby hospital where he was sectioned and has since been released.
The Sun reported the incident – with details of the rescue stating police cars and ambulances had been on the scene.
Tower Bridge was closed off while emergency services workers tried to aid the man, with Dappy arriving at the scene after working nearby.
A source told the publication: “After telling a constable he was a fan, Dappy was invited under the cordon to try.
“They spent about ten minutes talking, and Dappy was amazing. He told him life was beautiful, and that things would get better basically.
“As a result, the guy let medics climb up and help get him off. After being hospitalised, he was released on Thursday and reached out to DM Dappy, thanking him profusely.
“The guy’s sister also sent a heartfelt message. Dappy’s been an absolute hero.”
Mirror has contacted a representative of Dappy for comment.
The singer is currently working on an upcoming mixtape after becoming a solo performer when N-Dubz went on hiatus in 2011.
The band included Dappy’s cousin, 32-year-old Tulsa Contostavlos, and 34-year-old friend Richard Rawson, known by his stage name, Fazer.
Dappy last released an album back in 2012, with his top 10 charting record, Bad Intentions.
His new mixtape, titled Fortune, is due for release on June 25, while the star released a track titled Wounds this year, and songs Splash and Freaky last year.
While last week he released his new single, Bolo featuring Abra Cadabra, ahead of the new mixtape.
On social media, Dappy has shared messages from followers who have praised him for his involvement in saving the life of the man on Tower Bridge.
He wrote online: “As long as I can help even just two people a week, I’m happy.”
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