Jeffree Star says he is ‘grateful to be alive’ following a ‘severe’ car accident in Wyoming on Friday, which resulted in his Rolls Royce flipping multiple times after hitting black ice on the road.
On Saturday, the 35-year-old YouTube star and cosmetics mogul, who was rushed to a Wyoming area hospital on the morning of the crash, gave fans an update on his and his passenger Daniel Lucas’ condition.
Star, who was later discharged from hospital, uploaded several shots of his damaged luxury vehicle to his Instagram Story, writing: ‘This was hard but I had to go see my car today.’
Close call: Jeffree Star, 35, says he is ‘grateful to be alive’ following a ‘severe’ car accident in Wyoming on Friday, which resulted in his Rolls Royce flipping multiple times after hitting black ice on the road
Smashed: ‘This was hard but I had to go see my car today,’ he said in videos posted to his Instagram Stories before seeing the totaled car
In regards to his condition, Jeffree revealed that he is in ‘excruciating pain’ and that Lucas has ‘internal injuries’ from the crash.
He sat in a rolling chair with a back brace on while next to Lucas, who was still in a hospital bed.
Star shared that he was able to leave the hospital now, but only with the brace on.
He explained that his ‘back is really broke’ and said that three of his vertebrae became detached in the crash.
‘I’m in the most excruciating pain ever,’ he shared, though he sounded surprisingly chipper.
Lucas still had to stay in the hospital, as he revealed he still had ‘some internal bleeding’ and damage from the crash related to his preexisting colon cancer.
Painful: 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
Severe injuries: He wore a back brace because he broke his back and dislodge three vertebrae. His friend Daniel Lucas had to stay in the hospital due to internal bleeding and issues with his colon relating to preexisting colon cancer
Star made sure to thank everyone who had sent the two well wishes, though he admitted that there had also been an outpouring of hate from online trolls.
The cosmetics mogul darkly joked that the two ‘won the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people telling us to die.’
Lucas added: ‘It was really evil. It was gross.’
Star clarified that most comments were positive, and he didn’t seem to mind sharing since he was on plenty of painkillers.
Even though he had an assistant post that the two were OK after the crash, he clarified that ‘we really almost lost our lives.’
‘It was one of the scariest experiences I think I’ve ever been through,’ he said, and Lucas added that the crash was ‘traumatizing’ and said he would ‘probably have PTSD for a while.’
Trolls strike again: The cosmetics mogul said the two ‘won the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people telling us to die,’ though he said most comments were positive
Horrific: Even though he had an assistant post that the two were OK after the crash, he clarified that ‘we really almost lost our lives’
Unexpected detour: Star described how he believed he had hit a patch of black ice, which apparently sent the car skidding off the road down a snow bank as it flipped multiple times
Star described how he believed he had hit a patch of transparent black ice that was indistinguishable from regular asphalt, which apparently sent the car skidding off the road down a snow bank as it flipped multiple times.
‘I think that was one of the scariest moments, thinking, “It’s over,”‘ he recounted.
The former singer–songwriter gave the Rolls-Royce car credit for saving their lives and added that he would be leaving the hospital to take pictures of it for his insurance.
The thought of returning to the car seemed to make him emotional, and Lucas took over in the next video to announce that the two had previously been filming a video about his battle with colon cancer, which they planned to release now following their near-death experience.
Taking over: He got emotional while crediting the car with saving their lives, and Lucas took over in the next clip to announce a video they shot earlier about his colon cancer battle
Making do: In a lighter moment, Lucas put on some skincare products friends sent them because the hospital had dried out his skin. He had to stay on an all-ice diet due to his injuries
An ordeal: Star gave his followers a glimpse of how difficult his bathroom routine had gotten since he had to keep the back brace on constantly, which he said was pushing in on his bladder
Safety first: He ended his stay in the hospital by getting pushed out on a wheelchair before heading to the car to take pictures for his insurance
In a lighter moment, Lucas put on some skincare products friends had sent them since the hospital stay had left him feeling particularly dry.
Due to his internal bleeding and potential colon damage, he wasn’t allowed to eat any foods for the time being and had been restricted to an ice diet until doctors could more fully address his issues.
Star gave his 13.6 million Instagram followers a glimpse of how difficult his bathroom routine had gotten since he had to keep the back brace on constantly, which he said was pushing in on his bladder.
He ended his stay in the hospital by getting pushed out on a wheelchair before heading to the car.
Destroyed: The totaled car, which was in a junk yard in Casper, Wyoming, had a shattered windshield and a significantly mangled roof from the rolling
Multiple impacts: The hood was crumpled on either side around the wheel wells, and the bumperhad multiple broken and askew parts
The totaled car, which was in a junk yard in Casper, Wyoming, had a shattered windshield and a significantly mangled roof from the rolling.
The hood was crumpled on either side around the wheel wells, and the bumperhad multiple broken and askew parts.
‘This was hard but I had to go see my car today,’ Star wrote. ‘Thank God a #RollsRoyce is built with highly reinforced steel because it saved our lives. Time to heal and let my body repair.’
Lucky drivers: Star thanked the Rolls-Royce and its ‘highly reinforced steel’ for saving him and his best friend
Crash: Star revealed he had been in the ‘severe’ car accident in posts from Friday, when he was still in a neck brace and in a hospital bed
Jeffree gave fans their first update on Friday, just hours after his crash, with the makeup mogul writing: ‘This morning was one of the scariest moments of our entire lives.
‘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 noted 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.
Fancy vehicle: Star previously showed off a $300,000 customized pink Rolls-Royce, which he acquired this past February. It’s unclear if he had painted it black or if he drove a different Rolls-Royce
Rural retreat: 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.
Controversial: 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.
Change of scenery: He recently moved to Wyoming after listing his bubblegum pink ‘Barbie dreamhouse’ for near $3.6million in July last year