Sean Kingston on the mend after critical watercraft accident
Kingston and a female passenger were injured when their watercraft crashed into the Palm Island Bridge on Sunday evening. Both were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
Though the passenger, Cassandra Sanchez, has already been discharged, Kingston remains in critical but stable condition, a rep for the singer told Pop & Hiss on Wednesday.
He is reportedly recovering from water in his lungs, a broken jaw and a fractured wrist and will take six weeks to mend.
Details continued to emerge from the accident as fans and celebs such as Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Serena Williams took to Twitter to send well wishes. Though the accident is still under investigation, alcohol was ruled out as a factor early on.
Sanchez told TMZ that the two were going “really fast” and that she believed he lost control when he tried to avoid the bridge. She also said she has absolutely no intentions on filing any charges against him.
Kingston’s rep said the singer remains at Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.
“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,” his rep said in a statement.
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photo: Sean Kingston arrives at the 2007 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Credit: Mario Anzuoni/Rueters