Friday, June 3, 2011
Sean Kingston Expected To Make Full Recovery In Six Weeks
is now expected to make a full recovery from his injuries.
CNN, citing two unnamed sources close to Kingston, reported that the injuries sustained in the crash should take around six weeks to heal. The sources told the news network that the "Beautiful Girls" singer suffered a broken jaw, a fractured wrist and water in his lungs.
The last update from Kingston's label, Epic Records, reported that he was in "critical but stable condition" in a Miami hospital on Tuesday. His rep also told MTV News that Kingston, 21, is "aware of what is going on around him" and that he was "sedated but fully conscious."
On Sunday, Kingston and a female passenger crashed his Sea Doo jet ski into the Palm Island Bridge at approximately 6 p.m. ET. After being rescued by an off-duty Coast Guard employee, the pop star was taken to the trauma center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, but has since been moved to the intensive care unit. TMZ spoke to Kingston's rescuer, who said that Sean was "puking up blood out of his mouth." Another witness told the site he noticed a gash under Kingston's chin after the crash.
Cassandra Sanchez, 23, Sean's friend and passenger on the jet ski at the time of the accident, has since been discharged from the hospital, Kingston's rep confirmed. Sanchez told TMZ that Kingston tried to turn away from the bridge but was going "really fast" and couldn't avoid the crash. Sanchez also said that as Kingston was maneuvering toward the bridge, she urged him to stop and screamed out, "We can't fit under there! Are we going to try and go under there? Sean, stop!"
Sanchez told TMZ on Tuesday that she had no plans to press charges against Kingston over the crash. "I know this whole thing was just an accident," she said. "I won't be pressing any type of charges or hiring a lawyer. Sean is a good guy."
CNN reported that Kingston had bought the jet ski just days before the accident, as he prepared to move into a new house in Miami. An eyewitness said Sean's life vest fell off during the crash, which caused him to sink below the water.
"They were calling us over, telling us, 'He's drowning, he's drowning,' " witness Carmen Rivera told CNN. "We jumped in the water to help him keep his head above water," friend Jimmy Vega added. "I pushed him up, and he was vomiting what seemed like water, and then there was some blood coming out," Jonathan Rivera said.
Rapper Trav, whose new song "Up and Down" features Kingston, told CNN he visited his friend in the hospital on Monday and said Sean was "very responsive."