Beauty mogul and YouTube influencer Jeffree Star has said he will wear a back brace for months following a traumatic car accident this weekend.
On Friday, Star's team uploaded a photo to Twitter of him in a hospital bed with a neck brace on. Beside him was longtime friend Daniel Lucas. According to the post, the pair were driving in Wyoming and hit a patch of black ice. The car flipped three times and they were rushed to the hospital.
Lucas is an old friend of Star's and the two met 15 years ago when Star was on the rock music concert circuit. Lucas eventually became Star's backup dancer, as he pursued his own career with Star even calling him a cousin at one point. The pair recently reconnected on camera for Lucas to share his experience battling cancer. In the video, Lucas revealed he went through 37 rounds of chemo therapy.
\u201cA few hours ago Jeffree and Daniel were in a severe car accident and the car flipped 3 times after hitting black ice \ud83d\udc94 We will update you all when the doctor gives us more info. So thankful they are both alive.\u201d
\u201cThis morning was one of the scariest moments of our entire lives. I\u2019m so grateful to be here still.\nI\u2019m in excruciating pain because part of my back is broken and I have vertebrae fractures on my spine. \nMy doctor said it will take a few months but I should make a full recovery.\u201d
\u201cMy best friend Daniel has internal injuries and because he has survived colon cancer three times, he\u2019s having complications with his organs and they\u2019re monitoring him 24/7. We\u2019ll know more soon. Thank you to every single person checking on us \ud83d\udcaf\u201d
\u201cWe woke up crying happy tears today. So thankful for everyone\u2019s out pouring love \ud83d\udcaf To everyone who wished death upon Daniel and I, we pray you find happiness within yourself. \nToday he\u2019s having more tests done and might need surgery. I\u2019m now discharged \ud83c\udfe5\u201d
\u201cThe pain is 10 times worse than yesterday but we are doing ok. Love you guys so much \ud83d\udc96\nDaniel is flying back to Las Vegas today so he can get surgery done by his specialist there \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffb\u201d
Star called the crash "one of the scariest moments of our entire lives."
"I'm in excruciating pain because my back is broken and I have vertebrae fractures on my spine," he wrote. "My doctor said it will take a few months but I should make a full recovery." According to Star's posts, Lucas was under heavier observation as he suffered internal injuries that were compounded by his fight with colon cancer.
On Saturday, Star uploaded the recently filmed video.
"We filmed this video weeks before yesterday's accident," Star wrote in the video caption. "Thank you to everyone for your well wishes, we are doing the best we can right now."