Sean Kingston remains in critical, but stable condition following a jet ski accident that left him injured over the weekend. A rep for the singer says he “is sedated but fully conscious” and is currently hooked up to a ventilator with a tube inserted in his throat.
“He is aware of what is going on around him,” his rep tells MTV News, while Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment, adds, “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.”
The “Fire Burning” singer was hospitalized after his watercraft crashed into a small bridge near Miami Beach on Sunday (May 29). He was rescued by an off-duty member of the Coast Guard, who says he was “puking up blood out of his mouth” when he arrived on the scene.
Kingston’s longtime friend Cassandra Sanchez was riding with him when the accident occurred. She tells TMZ that he was going “really fast” and begged him to slow down for fear of crashing into the bridge.
He is expected to remain in the hospital for “a couple more weeks.” “They have a tube down his throat so he can’t really talk, but he is lucid and understands what’s going on,” says Sanchez, whose ribs and jaw are still sore.
Serena Williams was one of the celebrities seen visiting Kingston at the Ryder Trauma Center on Monday. “I am thankful that I have today. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. I’m gonna make every day the best I can. #loveuSeankingston,” tweeted the tennis star.