Sean Kingston back on red carpet after accident
August 8th, 2011
11:08 AM ET

Sean Kingston back on red carpet after accident

After surviving an almost fatal jet ski accident in May, Sean Kingston is back on his feet and attending Hollywood events.

The 21-year-old musician walked his first red carpet since the accident at Sunday's Teen Choice Awards, and he says he's feeling better than ever.

"I'm feeling good, I'm feeling blessed, a 100 percent," he told People magazine. "I'm happy to [be] back healthy, and I'm going into the studio tomorrow."

The "Beautiful Girls" singer has come a long way since May 29, when he crashed into a bridge while riding a jet ski with a companion. As a result, he suffered a broken jaw, a fractured wrist and water in his lungs. According to People, Kingston also suffered a torn aorta that required open heart surgery just 11 days following his jet ski accident.

But on Sunday, Kingston was back on top, taking the stage to present pal Justin Bieber with the Choice Male Artist Teen Choice Award at the ceremony.

"I learned that in life, anything can happen and you have to count your blessings and worship God and believe in God," Kingston tells People of his ordeal. "And know that anything can happen, so you have to be cautious about what you do."

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  1. Jeremy

    Hey.. a bridge is coming up.. maybe i should TURN.

    August 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. penny

    Sean probably thought he saw a few watermelons or fried chickens floating in the water, went to retrieve them and ran into the bridge.

    August 9, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Brightside

      Really? That's the best you can do? If you're going to make a racist joke, at least be original. That was just tired.

      August 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joysie2

    I should be stunned by the nasty comments on here. But I am not. Unfortunately I am used to the fact that morons who have so much ugly in their hearts are the first to post sick and pathetic whiny little posts. Jealous much people? Sean will always be heads above those of you who can do nothing but make snarky crappy posts. I am glad he is doing better. Most of us cannot wait to hear your next music, Sean.

    August 9, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. jamiereuter

    Sean Kingston Receives Fan Support at Teen Choice Awards

    August 9, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. SmarterthanU

    ....and he went unnoticed.

    August 9, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. me

    who is this person and why should I give a $#!@#?

    Oh I don't.. running a jetski into a bridge? Darwin was asleep when you did that your lucky...

    August 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. trish

    I am glad to hear Gabourey Sidibe survived that jet ski crash. Does anyone know if she is filming a new movie yet?

    August 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LOL

    Maybe he saw a shark and he was trying to out run it, lost control and ran into the bridge

    August 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Beautiful Vixen

    Lol..comments are too funny. @Junkpile..LMAO @Peace: My thoughts exactly. Maybe he had his eyes closed because the water was splashing in his eyes.

    August 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Junkpile

      .....or maybe he just hit a duck with his face like Fabio did on that roller coaster some years ago.....LOL

      August 8, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. clem

    I bet when he crashed he was wearing french cut bikini bottoms and a tube top.

    August 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. I left a butt weasel in your vegetable crisper

    Seems that bridge incident brought an improvment to his or hers looks.

    August 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rheeto

    Good ting that ya healthy bro!!

    August 8, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jessie

    You all are rude ! Sean and his friend lived through what could have been a very horrible accident, could have been much worse. Stop posting if its going to be negative, nasty, rude irrelevant comments. His weight, looks, gender, eye sight, fat back and everything else. All of this has nothing to do with "welcoming" him back to better health and a happy life. Welcome back Sean !!

    August 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Evel Knievel

    I'm not buying the jet ski excuse. There's not a black guy I know who'd get that close to swimming.

    August 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. WLM

    Geez he lost 45 lbs and still looks like that!! He has a long way to go especially for such a young man!

    August 8, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Junkpile

      Well It's probably good that he is still heavy otherwise the crash may have killed him. I'm sure his fat back probably acted like an air bag for his companion who was obviously giving him a reach around causing his eyes to roll back into his head causing the accident. Blindness by reach around sounds like the most plausible hypotheses in my opinion, since bridges are very large and easily detected at a distance.

      August 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roxie Rocker loved to have her butterbean patch plowed by Jews.

      I bet Sean smells like dirty ole butt.

      August 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joysie2

      Well aren't you Mr. Perfect. Jealous much?

      August 9, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  16. Susan

    Did she ever come out of the closet?

    August 8, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  17. tracie

    Do you know if Catwoman takes a dump in a litter box in this remake?

    August 8, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  18. ed

    Just proves what I been saying all along. Jet skis and malt liquor do not mix.

    August 8, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  19. Peace

    Must have been a small bridge or he needs his eyes checked...?

    August 8, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  20. KajinPL

    It's good to see he's up and around. Too many lives have been cut short unexpectedly as of late.

    August 8, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  21. Takin a Deuce

    That is one ugly female.

    August 8, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • D'Abliano

      This story doesn't have anything to do with your gap toothed mom Deuce.

      August 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |

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