Sean Kingston Still in 'Critical But Stable' Condition
Sean Kingston remains in "critical but stable" condition after his jet ski crashed into Miami Beach's Palm Island Bridge on Sunday (May 29).
Jackson Memorial Hospital, where the 21-year-old singer was admitted after the accident, issued the following statement to Billboard.com: "Sean Kingston is currently in critical but stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Sean's family asks for privacy at this time but is thankful to his friends, family and fans for their outpouring of prayers and well wishes."
Kingston's rep also told MTV that Kingston is "sedated but fully conscious," while Cassandra Sanchez, the female passenger who was riding with Kingston when the crash occured, told TMZ that he is "is lucid and understands what's going on," and that doctors plan to keep him in the hospital for "a couple more weeks."
Sanchez added that Kingston was driving "really fast" when the accident occured, explaining that she and Kingston went riding with two other friends, and that although both pairs pulled away from the dock at the same time, "we were going so fast we just blasted past them. When we turned a corner and crashed...they were so far behind us they didn't even see us crash."
Sanchez, who is described as a "longtime friend" of Kingston's, says she told Kingston to stop heading towards the bridge but that he "lost control" while trying to avoid it at the last minute.
Kingston was admitted to the trauma unit of Jackson Memorial Hospital Sunday and has since been transferred to ICU. His family issued a statement through Kingston's rep on Monday, saying that he had been "stabilized" and thanking "everyone for their prayers and support during this time."
From Justin Bieber and Rihanna to Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown, celebrity friends of Kingston have been publicly sharing messages of support. "Got my friend @seankingston in my prayers tonight," wrote Bieber. "A true friend and big bro. Please keep him in your prayers tonight as well." Added Rihanna, "Sean we praying for you baby."