Jamician born singer/rapper Sean Kingston is in critical condition this morning at a Miami Beach, Florida hospital. According to TMZ.com, the Epic/Koch Records star was injured after a watercraft accident yesterday, where his jet-ski allegedly collided with a nearby bridge. At present, reports indicate that alcohol is not believed to have been involved in the crash.
A female passenger was also injured and is being hospitalized. Kingston is reportedly in the trauma ward at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
A protege of JR Rotem and his Beluga Heights Entertainment, Kingston has been a star since 2007, and has worked with the likes of Wyclef Jean, Kardinall Offishall and Bruno Mars.
UPDATE: According to the Associated Press, Sean Kingston has been stabilized and moved to the intensive care unit. His publicist, Joseph Carozza, says, “Kingston’s family is grateful for everyone’s prayers and support.”
UPDATE #2: Several days after crashing his jet ski, Sean Kingston is expected to make a full recovery in six weeks. Two sources spoke to CNN about the 21-year-old’s condition, explaining that he suffered “a broken jaw, fractured wrist and water in his lungs.” A publicist for his distributor Epic Records said he was in “critical but stable condition” in the ICU of a Miami hospital.
UPDATE #3: Kingston is already walking and breathing on his own. According to TMZ, a rep for Kingston explained that “Sean is breathing on his own and walked for the first time this morning.”
His condition has been upgraded from critical yet stable to serious. He was previously on a breathing tube though was aware of his surroundings and responded to visitors.
“Sean thanks his friends, family and fans for their outpouring of prayers and well wishes,” added his rep.
UPDATE #4: Kingston has updated fans from the hospital, tweeting that he’s feeling much better and including a picture of himself looking healthier.
Feeling alot better! GOD IS GREAT! Thanks for all the prayers and support! Love you ALL! http://twitpic.com/5e08qb
UPDATE #5: After only three weeks in the hospital following his jet-ski accident, Sean Kingston has been released from Jackson Memorial Hospital. A rep confirmed that he left the facility on Tuesday.