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Sean Kingston breathing on his own, improving but still hospitalized after jet ski crash

June 6, 2011 |  6:58 pm

Sean Kingston walking, breathing on his own

Doctors upgraded singer Sean Kingston's medical condition from "critical but stable" to "serious" Monday after a Miami jet ski accident landed the singer in a hospital over Memorial Day weekend.

"Sean Kingston continues to be hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami," rep Joseph Carozza said in a statement about his client's progress.

"His condition has been upgraded to serious. Sean is breathing on his own and walked for the first time this morning. Sean thanks his friends, family and fans for their outpouring of prayers and well wishes."

The 21-year-old "Beautiful Girls" and "Fire Burning" singer crashed into the Palm Island Bridge on May 29 while piloting a watercraft with passenger Cassandra Sanchez, who sustained minor injuries. Kingston broke his jaw, fractured his wrist and collected water in his lungs, US Weekly said.

Kingston, real name Kisean Anderson, was born in Miami but raised in Kingston, Jamaica. Pulled from the water by a passing boater and placed in an intensive care unit after the accident, the reggae-influenced rapper is expected to make a full recovery in about six weeks.

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Photo: Sean Kingston in July 2010. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times.

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