‘Beautiful Girls’ Singer Sean Kingston Moved To ICU Following Watercraft Crash
First Published: May 30, 2011 11:21 AM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
MIAMI, Fla. -- Sean Kingston’s publicist says the hip-hop singer has been stabilized and moved to the intensive care unit at a hospital in Florida after crashing his watercraft.
Joseph Carozza said in a press release late Monday morning that Kingston was moved from the trauma unit to the ICU. He says Sean’s family is grateful for everyone’s prayers and support.
Wildlife officials say Kingston and a woman were on the watercraft Sunday night when it hit the Palm Island Bridge in Miami Beach. Jorge Pino, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, says authorities are investigating the crash.
The Miami Herald reports that a passing boater saw the accident and took the two on board his vessel.
Both were hospitalized early Monday at Ryder Trauma Center, but Pino said he didn’t know their conditions.
Authorities are investigating the crash, and “nothing at this point would indicate that alcohol played a role,” Pino said.
A representative for his label Epic Records confirmed early Monday that Kingston was in a crash and “was now stabilized.” No further information was provided.
Kingston rose to fame with his 2007 hit “Beautiful Girls” and was also featured on songs by artists including Justin Bieber. His self-titled debut album sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
On Twitter, Bieber posted a message of support for Kingston.
“Got my friend Sean Kingston in my prayers tonight,“Bieber tweeted early Monday. “A true friend and big bro. Please keep him in your prayers tonight as well.”
A number of hip-hop musicians were in Miami Beach over the weekend for Urban Beach Week.
In a 2007 interview with The Associated Press, Kingston described his music as a fusion of reggae, pop, rap and R&B.
“It’s Sean Kingston genre. I have my own genre,” Kingston told the AP at the time. “No disrespect to no artist or dudes out there. I feel like I am my own person. I am doing my own thing.”
His music has been unique among hip-hop offerings: Kingston refused to use profanity.
“To put it in my music, that’s not the message I am trying to send out,” he said in the 2007 interview. “That’s not the type of artist I am trying to be.”
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