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 released from the hospital, but has to wear a brace for a couple of months after breaking his back.
“My back is really broken and my vertebrae, three are not attached right now and I have the most excruciating pain,” Star said in an Instagram story Saturday. Lucas, for his part, remains hospitalized and has internal bleeding and other problems due to recovery from colon cancer.
“We almost lost our lives and it was one of the scariest experiences I think I’ve ever been through,” said Star, adding Lucas, “It was traumatizing … I’ll probably have PTSD for a while.”
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 they weren’t speeding and how their Rolls Royce crashed into black ice.
Earlier in the day, Star tweeted a photo of the two of them in the hospital, writing: “We woke up crying happy tears today. Very grateful for everyone’s love. To all who wished Daniel and me death, we pray that find happiness. within you. Today they will do more tests and he could need surgery. I am now discharged from the Hospital. “
Star also shared photos of her crashed vehicle, adding: “This was tough, but I had to go see my car today. Thank goodness a #RollsRoyce is built from highly reinforced steel because it saved our lives. It’s time to heal and let my body repair itself.. “
On the Friday after the accident, Star tweeted about the experience and shared that he is thankful to be alive. “My doctor said it would take a few months, but that I should make a full recovery.”
The accident happened while the two were traveling in Wyoming.