Sean Kingston has been “stabilized” following a jet ski accident on Sunday (May 29) that landed him the trauma ward of a Miami hospital.
The singer’s publicist, Joseph Carozza, sent the following statement on Kingston’s upgraded condition to Billboard.com Monday morning: “Sean Kingston is now stabilized and has moved from the trauma unit to ICU. Sean’s family thanks everyone for their prayers and support during this time.”
Kingston (real name: Kisean Anderson) was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital yesterday after he and a female passenger aboard his personal watercraft crashed into the Palm Island Bridge around 6:00 p.m. EST. A boater rescued the pair from the water, and Miami Fire Rescue crews brought the singer and passenger to the hospital.
A representative for Jackson Memorial Hospital confirmed to Billboard.com on Sunday that the 21-year-old pop star was in the Ryder Trauma Center. No details regarding his injuries have been released.
Since breaking out with debut single “Beautiful Girls,” which topped the Hot 100 for four weeks in 2007, Kingston has scored hits like “Take You There,” “Fire Burning” and “Eenie Meenie” with Justin Bieber, who he joined on tour last year.
Kingston’s hospitalization resulted in a outpouring of support by both his fans and peers on Twitter. The hashtag #prayforseankingston has been a top trending topic since news of the accident spread, while artists including Bieber, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown have tweeted messages for the singer.
“Got my friend @seankingston in my prayers tonight,” wrote Bieber. “A true friend and big bro. Please keep him in your prayers tonight as well.” Soulja Boy tweeted, “Praying for my brother @seankingston I hope he makes a full recovery.”
“Praying for my bro Sean Kingston,” wrote Brown, while Rihanna added, “Sean we praying for you baby.”
“My love and prayers are with Sean Kingston and his family,” wrote Minaj.