Poor guy. It's always hard when you hear stories like this and then it turns out it could have been avoided.
Over the weekend, Sean Kingston crashed a jet ski into a bridge in Miami while cruising the waters with a female friend. As of now, we've only heard that Sean is stabilized, but his jet ski cohort has come forward to reveal new details about the accident and how Sean could have prevented it.
Cassandra Sanchez is a longtime friend of Sean's and reveals that it was the singer's need for speed that got them into trouble on Saturday night when riding the waters with friends. She explains:
"Both jet skis pulled out of the dock at the same time and we were going so fast we just blasted past them. When we turned a corner and crashed … they were so far behind us they didn't even see us crash."
She goes on to explain that Sean took them in the direction of the bridge "REALLY fast," but as they were racing, she implored him to turn around, screaming, "We can't fit under there! Are we going to try and go under there? Sean stop!" At the last second he did, but by then it was too late as Cassandra reveals Sean lost control and that's when they crashed.
What happened next seems like nothing short of a nightmare for them both. Cassandra remembers waking up in the water "in pain" and that their friends on the other jet ski came racing to help. Sean was pulled from the water, but he was in-and-out of consciousness, "coughing up blood, foam and pink stuff," and repeating the phrase "I'm hurting," over and over again. Finally, a rescue boat came and took them all to shore.
Cassandra's condition is fine, save for some sore ribs and her jaw, but Sean, she reveals, is still hooked up to machines and has a "tube down his throat" to help him breathe. However, she reports that he is "lucid" and responsive and with any luck, he'll be out of the hospital in a few weeks.
How awful! Really, very sad to think of someone so young in such condition.
We're still sending him all our prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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