Jeffree Star was rushed to hospital after being involved in a ‘severe’ car accident, when his brand new Rolls Royce flipped multiple times after hitting black ice on the road.
The 35-year-old YouTube star and cosmetics mogul was traveling with his friend Daniel Lucas in Natrona County, Wyoming, when the crash occurred early Friday morning.
Hours later, Star took to Instagram to give his fans an update on his condition, noting that he is in ‘excruciating pain’ and that Lucas has ‘internal injuries’ from the crash.
Crash: Jeffree Star was rushed to hospital after being involved in a ‘severe’ car accident, when his brand new Rolls Royce flipped multiple times after hitting black ice on the road
‘This morning was one of the scariest moments of our entire lives,’ he began in a text post.
‘I’m so grateful to be here still. I’m in excruciating pain because part of my back is broken and I have vertebrae fractures on my spine.
Jeffree wrote that his ‘doctor said it will take a few months but I should make a full recovery.
Meanwhile, Star’s best friend Daniel Lucas, who was ‘in the passenger’s seat’ at the time of the accident, has ‘internal injuries and because he survived colon cancer three times, he’s having complications with his organs.’
Update: Hours later, Star took to Instagram to give his fans an update on his condition, noting that he is in ‘excruciating pain’ and that his passenger and ‘best friend’ Daniel Lucas has ‘internal injuries’ from the crash
Monitored: Jeffree stated that medical professionals are ‘monitoring [Lucas] 24/7’ and that they will no more about his condition ‘soon’
Jeffree stated that medical professionals are ‘monitoring [Lucas] 24/7’ and that they will no more about his condition ‘soon.’
‘Thank you to every single person checking in on us,’ he concluded.
Prior to his Instagram update, a spokesperson for Star used Instagram to confirm the ‘severe’ accident, writing: ‘A few hours ago Jeffree and Daniel were in a severe car accident and the car flipped 3 times after hitting black.’
The statement continued: ‘We will update you all when the doctor gives us more info. So thankful they are both alive.’
Included with the statement was a photo showing Star in a neck brace laying down on a hospital bed.
It’s believed Star was in his new $300,000 customized pink Rolls Royce, which he only acquired this past February. It’s unclear if he was behind the wheel of the luxury vehicle
Star – real name Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr. – is based in Wyoming, where the crash took place, and has a net worth of over $200million thanks to his makeup empire
Star – real name Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr. – is based in Wyoming, where the crash took place, and has a net worth of over $200million thanks to his makeup empire.
According to radio station K2 Radio, the Wyoming Highway Patrol said his vehicle was was heading northbound on Hat Six Road in Natrona County when it hit black ice.
Both Star and his friend Lucas are currently being treated at Wyoming Medical Center.
It’s unclear which one of them was behind the wheel of the Rolls Royce at the time of the accident.
TMZ reports that drugs and alcohol do not appear to have been involved in the accident, however investigators are still considering whether speed was speed was a factor.
Thankful: The 35-year-old YouTube star and cosmetics mogul was travelling with his friend Dan Lucas when the crash happened according to an update on his social media page Friday
Star moved from Wyoming to Los Angeles after his graduation from high school in the mid 2000s
He first gained attention on MySpace, before sharing his makeup tutorials on YouTube where he quickly amassed millions of followers.
At present, Star boasts 16.5million subscribers on his YouTube channel, as well 13.5million followers on Instagram, and 6.9million Twitter followers.
But while his career has brought him fame and fortune, Star has attracted a slew of negative headlines and has been accused of physical violence and sexual abuse.
Last October, the makeup mogul was the subject of a lengthy report published by Insider, which featured interviews with insiders who claimed he ‘groped men around him without consent’ and used a stun gun to intimidate people in the late 2000s.
Star’s attorney denied the allegations in the article.
While his career has brought him fame and fortune, Star has attracted a slew of negative headlines and has been accused of physical violence and sexual abuse.
In one instance, five people alleged to Insider that Star tased a homeless teen, then-17-year-old Gage Arthur, after he rejected his advances in a movie theater in 2009.
Someone who claimed to be with them that night told Insider that Star said he wanted to ‘f**k Gage’ and tried holding the teen’s hand, even though he is straight.
After Arthur failed to reciprocate, Star reportedly walked out of the theater. When the group joined him in the parking lot, he allegedly chased the teen around a car and tased him.
Arthur told Insider that later that night, when he stayed over Star’s house, the MySpace celebrity ‘gave him Ambien until he was intoxicated and forcibly performed oral sex on him without his consent.’
Star’s lawyer called the allegations ‘false and defamatory,’ saying Star ‘has never tasered or drugged anyone for sex.’
Meanwhile, Zach Neil, a former Warped Tour stage manager, told Insider that he has seen Star ‘grope both guys and girls.’
‘I think anybody that has seen him in concert has seen that. That’s just part of his thing, feeling people up and groping people and a**-slapping and d**k-grabbing,’ he added.
Neil said he didn’t like how Star would pull young-looking fans on stage to feel them up and have three-way kisses.
Hitting back: Star’s attorney denied the allegations, calling them ‘false and defamatory’
A spokesperson on behalf of Star told DailyMail.com: ‘While Insider may believe that generating click-bait is more important than honest reporting, facts still matter.
‘This so-called exposé is nothing but a defamatory collection of long-discredited allegations, misleading hearsay from more than a decade ago and outright lies. Tellingly, all of the key individuals involved have refused to substantiate Insider’s bogus claims, while many, including Jeffree’s representatives, presented the reporter with a mountain of evidence proving that these allegations are false.’
Star is no stranger to controversy, and earlier this summer, makeup retailer Morphe dropped his line because of his use of racist and offensive language in the past.
Serious allegations: YouTuber Jeffree start has been accused of physical violence and sexual abuse in bombshell report by Insider
Most recently, YouTube star Tati Westbrook accused Star and fellow influencer Shane Dawson of ‘using’ her in a plot to destroy the career of beauty guru James Charles by ‘manipulating’ her into making a video exposing his alleged predatory behavior.
Meanwhile, the wild headlines have continued into this year.
In February, Star denied outlandish rumors that he was having an affair with rapper Kanye West amid his divorce from Kim Kardashian.
He recently moved to Wyoming after listing his bubblegum pink ‘Barbie dreamhouse’ for near $3.6million in July last year.
He recently moved to Wyoming after listing his bubblegum pink ‘Barbie dreamhouse’ for near $3.6million in July last year