Update: Sean Kingston is expected to make a full recovery in about six weeks, sources tell CNN. A publicist for the singer’s record label released a statement Tuesday saying Kingston is in “critical but stable condition.”
Singer Sean Kingston has been stabilized after the jet ski he was driving with a female passenger collided with a Miami Beach bridge Monday, according to his publicist. The hip-hop star was moved from the trauma unit to the ICU at the Jackson Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. The passenger, identified as Cassandra Sanchez, told TMZ Kingston lost control of the jet ski while driving “really fast.”
“Sean was heading west from the MacArthur Causeway and Miami Beach Islands when his personal watercraft collided with the bridge, and he and his female passenger ended up in the water,” a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission told People. “A good Samaritan tended to the two of them until Miami Beach Fire Rescue arrived and saw there were injuries.”
Sanchez, who is suffering from a sore jaw and ribs, said she screamed to Kingston that they couldn’t fit under the bridge. She says Kingston tried to turn at the last minute and lost control. “[Sean] was coughing up blood, foam and pink stuff,” she told TMZ. “When he finally opened his eyes, he kept repeating the words, ‘I’m hurting. I’m hurting.’ ”
The official cause of the accident has not been released, but alcohol was reportedly not a factor in the crash. Kingston’s publicist said the “Beautiful Girls” singer’s “family thanks everyone for their prayers and support during this time.” Kingston received love via Twitter from Justin Bieber, Rihanna and the Fail Whale.