Makeup mogul and YouTube star Jeffree Star has posted a video blog offering details about the car accident that landed him and his best friend in the hospital last month.
In a 30-minute video entitled “The TRUTH About My Car Accident,” Star discusses not only the accident, but what he has been up to in the last few weeks. He shared his feelings about the terrifying situation, as well as what he thought about people who wished he’d died in the rollover crash.
“I have driven on the road my car flipped on every single day since I moved here, and I’ve been a Wyoming resident for over six months,” Star said. “We were in some really crazy weather. No, we were not speeding. No, there were no drugs involved. There was nothing wrong here except the weather and an accident.”
Star and his best friend Daniel Lucas were injured in the accident on Hat Six Road near Casper when Star’s Rolls Royce hit some slush on the road, causing it to leave the roadway and roll multiple times.
“I’m in excruciating pain because part of my back is broken and I have vertebrae fractures on my spine. My doctor said it will take a few months but I should make a full recovery,” Star wrote on Twitter following the accident, which he called one of the scariest moments of his life.
Lucas, who suffered internal injuries in the crash, was taken to Las Vegas for surgery. Lucas has been treated for colon cancer multiple times, creating medical complications.
Star referenced his back injury in the video, addressing the back brace he would have to continue wearing for another five weeks. The video also included clips of Star from the hospital, saying that although he and Lucas tend to joke about serious topics, the crash almost caused them to lose their lives.
He added in the video that while the two received tremendous amounts of support, there were also people who wished they hadn’t survived the crash.
“I think we won the Guinness Book of World Records of most people telling us they wished we’d died,” Star said.
Since the crash, Star has launched a new line of makeup through his brand, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, which is worth about $1.5 billion.
What happened to Jeffree Star? He was involved in a car accident.
The internet personality constantly keeps his 13.6 million followers updated with what hes doing via his Instagram stories. Many of his fans suspected that something was wrong when he was offline for five hours during the day on April 16.
An unidentified person from Jeffrees inner circle later took over the Jawbreaker Palette creators Instagram and Twitter accounts. This individual announced that Jeffree and Daniel Lucas had been in a car accident in Wyoming.
“A few hours ago, Jeffree and Daniel were in a severe car accident and the car flipped three times after hitting black ice. We will update you all when the doctor gives more info,” the update read on both Instagram and on Twitter. “So thankful they are both alive.” Article continues below advertisement
The information about the event was shared along with a photo of Jeffree and Daniel at the hospital. Jeffree could be seen laying in a hospital bed, and he appeared to have a neck brace and several monitors on. Daniel was sitting up next to him in the hospital room picture, and he was holding Jeffrees hand.
The second update on the matter came when Daniel took to his own stories to thank fans for their support.
“Hi guys. I just wanted to say thank you for everybody reaching out,” he said from a hospital bed. “I am being admitted for some s–t. Ill let you guys know whats going on. But, thank you guys.”
The two received treatment at the Wyoming Medical Center.
On May 18, The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star figure returned to YouTube to discuss the details of the accident for the first time at length. He shared that he was driving his new Rolls Royce when the vehicle lost control over black ice on Natrona Countys Hat Six Road.
He had driven on that particular road every day for months, but he lost control due to some “really crazy weather.” Jeffree noted that speed, alcohol, and drugs were not contributing factors. Article continues below advertisement
“In the blink of an eye, my Rolls Royce flipped and flipped and flipped. It was so scary, one of the scariest things Ive probably ever been through,” he said in “The TRUTH About My Car Accident.”
The vlogger said that his back was “partially broken,” which is why he is wearing a brace in the video.
“One of my vertebrates was fully crushed,” he added. “Were healing.”
The crash happened just a few hours after Daniel and Jeffree teased a new YouTube collaboration together. Jeffree shared some of the footage from that video in his May 18 post. He also featured moments from his time in the hospital.
“We almost died,” Jeffree said, before adding that he was “grateful to be alive.”
Jeffree Star is sharing updates after he and his best friend, Daniel Lucas, were involved in a car accident on Friday. The makeup mogul took to his social media to share that he has since been discharged from the hospital, but has to wear a brace for a couple months after breaking his back.
“My back is really broke and my vertebrae, three are not attached right now and I am in the most excruciating pain ever,” Star said in an Instagram Story on Saturday. Lucas on his end remains hospitalized and has internal bleeding and other issues due to his colon cancer recovery.
The two also thanked everyone for their love and support, and addressed the people who sent them hurtful and inappropriate messages. Star then went into detail about the accident, saying that they were not speeding and how his Rolls Royce hit some black ice.
Earlier in the day, Star tweeted a photo of the two at the hospital, writing, “We woke up crying happy tears today. So thankful for everyone’s out pouring love. To everyone who wished death upon Daniel and I, we pray you find happiness within yourself. Today he’s having more tests done and might need surgery. I’m now discharged Hospital.”
“We almost lost our lives and it was one of the scariest experiences that I think Ive ever been through,” Star said, with Lucas adding, “It was traumatizing…Ill probably have PTSD for a while.”
“So many of our supporters and family and friends, obviously, were so concerned, had so much empathy, but I think we won the Guinness Book of World Records of most people telling us they wished we would have died,” he claimed.
Luckily, both Star and Daniel are safe and in good health — although Star’s internal wounds will take “months” to fully heal.
Jeffree Star is one of YouTube’s biggest beauty influencers. Having founded his very own makeup company, Jeffree Star Cosmetics, as well as introducing several new business ventures — such as the Star Lounge — it’s safe to say he’s also one of YouTube’s most successful businessmen.
According to the YouTuber, his back was “partially broken,” with one of his vertebrae getting “fully crushed” as a result of the rollover crash. Star has to wear a back brace for the next five weeks, jokingly calling the medical equipment a “new accessory.”
Nearly a month later, Star has finally revealed exactly what went down during the time of the crash — as well as the grisly aftermath of the accident.