Sean Kingston Opens Up About Jet Ski Accident, Open Heart Surgery

Sean Kingston

Sean Kingston almost lost his life when he was involved in a jet ski accident, but that wasn’t his only close call. In a sit-down interview with MTV News at his home in Miami, the “Beautiful Girls” singer spoke out for the first time about the crash and undergoing open heart surgery.

On how he’s doing now: “I’m doing good. I’m feeling great. I’m excited. I’m happy.”
On his open heart surgery: “A lot of people don’t know it was a deeper situation. I had open heart surgery and I had two other surgeries; it was a life-or-death situation.”
On what the doctors told him: “The surgery doctor told me 20 percent [of patients] make it. He said a guardian angel is with me. He couldn’t tell me why I lived.”
On the ex-Marine who saved his life: “It was just like an angel in this guy. It was really meant to be. Everything happened at a perfect timing. He was a hero.”
On support from his peers including Rihanna and Chris Brown: “When I look at this stuff, it’s really like, OK, people do care about me, people love me, people accept me.”
On what he learned: “In life, you basically got to count your blessings, you got to be humble, and stay focused and know that anything can happen at any moment. You just gotta keep God first at all times.”
On his next album, which he will be working on with Epic Records’ newly appointed chairman L.A. Reid: “I’m going back in with my producer J.R. [Rotem]. I’m going back to that, the whole reggae, island, pop thing, doing that type of feel. I’m going back to my roots.”

Since the surgeries, Kingston has shed 45 pounds and plans to lose 20 more. Watch him speak about the life-altering experience, performing with Nicki Minaj, and his recovery in the clips below.

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10 Comments

  1. MRBIG

    Wow I actually had no idea it was that bad. Not into Sean Kingston’s music much but I wish him the best (Y)

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  2. Huh?

    Same here, had no idea and I’m not a fan but this is why ppl can’t tell me that GOD ain’t real!!! Hopefully he will get his life right, if it wasn’t already!!! AMEN!!!!

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  3. Jay

    I didnt kno it was that serious. open heart sergury? my goodness! but he needs to give music a break and find something else to do.

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  4. Anzhela

    Why God take Amy, but leave this shit on Earth?

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    Wilson1234 Reply:

    @Anzhela, Really? The fact that you would ask God that type of ? says a lot about your spirituality. It’s a blessing that he and his passenger survived. If you knew anything about religion, you would know that everyone has a given amount of time on earth, and apprently It was Amy’s time to go, and instead of Sean’s. What a horrible thing to say! RIP Amy and God Bless Sean.

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  5. love life

    Praise go to his doctors & medical team without them he would not be here. No thanks to a non existence god.

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  6. Symone

    I’m glad that he is ok ! God Bless

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  7. ronj

    Sad posts I tell ya. The ignorance in the comments is almost disturbing.

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  9. Sean Kingston

    Feel better

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