Wu-Tang Clan member OL' DIRTY BASTARD (ODB) is mentally stable despite his reported transfer to a psychiatric hospital, according to his co-manager.

The hip-hop star, real name RUSSELL TYRONE JONES, was granted parole on drugs and parole violation charges in February (03), but remains a ward of New York State criminal system after he was apparently moved to a mental institution in upstate New York.

However, whilst his co-manager JARED WEISFELD, who is working closely with the rapper's mother Cherry Jones, would not confirm whether ODB was currently in hospital, he states his client is not suffering from schizophrenia, as reported.

He says, "Dirty is not schizophrenic and he is not sedated. He is in great spirits, great health, and he can't wait to get home and get on with his life."