Sean Kingston Walks First Red Carpet Since Accident

Celebrity News Aug. 7, 2011 AT 8:47PM
Sean Kingston Walks First Red Carpet Since Accident Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Looking good, Sean!

After enduring a harrowing recovery from being critically injured in a jet ski crash on May 29, Sean Kingston was all smiles at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards in Universal City on Sunday.

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Kingston, 21, stepped out on the Gibson Amphitheatre's red carpet for his first public appearance since the incident, clad in a bright red vest, white T-shirt, jeans, and gold jewelry.

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The Jamaican-American singer recently opened up to MTV about his near-fatal accident, which occurred over Memorial Day weekend when the watercraft he was driving crashed under a small bridge, injuring him and his passenger.

"A lot of people don't know it was a deeper situation," the "Beautiful Girls" singer said. "I had open heart surgery and I had two other surgeries." 

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Doctors had to operate on Kingston multiple times when they discovered that his aorta was torn and blood was filling his chest. But the star, who in addition suffered a broken jaw, fractured wrist, and water in his lungs, made a miraculous full recovery. "I'm 100 percent right now," he said. "What the accident basically taught me is, in life, you have to count your blessings."

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