MIAMI, USA (AP) — A publicist for Sean Kingston yesterday said the Jamaican-American singer who’s been hospitalised since crashing his watercraft into a Miami Beach bridge over the weekend remains in critical but stable condition.
According to Joseph Carozza, the singer’s family is asking for privacy while acknowledging how grateful they are for the prayers and support from Kingston’s fans.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino said the 21-year-old singer and a female passenger were injured Sunday afternoon when their watercraft hit the Palm Island Bridge.
Both were hospitalised at Ryder Trauma Centre in Miami.
A number of hip-hop musicians were in Miami Beach over Memorial Day weekend for Urban Beach Week.
Kingston rose to fame with his 2007 hit Beautiful Girls and was also featured on songs by artistes including Justin Bieber. His self-titled debut album sold over one million copies worldwide.
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 artiste or dudes out there. I feel like I am my own person. I am doing my own thing.”
Since the crash, musicians including Bieber, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj have posted messages of support for Kingston on Twitter.