In an interview with MTV News Tuesday for their “MTV First: Sean Kingston” special, the singer allowed cameras into his Miami home where he revealed the serious nature of his injuries:
“I’m doing good. I’m feeling great. I’m excited. I’m happy,” he said. “A lot of people don’t know it was a deeper situation. I had open heart surgery and I had two other surgeries; it was a life-or-death situation.”
Kingston was rushed to the hospital May 29 after the crash. He explained to MTV’s Sway Calloway that he was going about 35 miles an hour when he miscalculated how high the tide had risen and collided with a bride. Just as he was being released from the hospital for injuries related to the crash, he was rushed into surgery to deal with a newly discovered heart condition. “They were gonna send me home, but then I had felt a pain in my left chest, and I told my mom,” he explained. “They rushed me and they did a lot of scans on me, [and] they said I couldn’t leave.”
It was discovered that blood had filled up in his chest and his aorta was torn. He went into surgery several times to fix the condition, knowing that the risks were high, but he survived, and now he’s focused on the positive. “I’m 100 percent right now,” he said. “I’ve been in the house chilling, about to start work on my new album. I got L.A. Reid now as my new president. I got a story to tell now.”
“What the accident basically taught me is, in life, you have to count your blessings,” he said. “You just got to keep God present at all times and think about the consequences.”
During the chat, Kingston opened up about the details of the accident, talked about the support he’s received from celebrity pals like Justin Bieber and Chris Brown, his new music and finally getting the chance to meet the man who saved him after he crashed. MTV News will be rolling out more from the interview with Kingston, who thanked his fans for all their support after the accident.
WOW! We knew his injuries were serious but we had no idea it was that bad. We are so glad he has fully recovered.