Update: YouTuber Jeffree Star Discharged From Hospital With 'Really' Broken Back After Wyoming Car Accident

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Apr. 19 2021, Published 11:56 a.m. ET

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Jeffree Star has been discharged from the hospital with a broken back after he and his friend were in a car accident last week in Casper, Wyo.

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The YouTube star shared a health update on Saturday, April 17, after being hospitalized the morning before. "I leave the hospital today, I have to wear this crazy brace for a few months," Star said via his Instagram Story while sitting in a wheelchair next to pal Lucas' hospital bed.

Lucas said he had to remain in the hospital because of "internal issues, due to [his] colon cancer."

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Star, 35, continued to detail what horrible pain he was in, sharing that his back brace has made going to the bathroom challenging.

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"My back is really broke," he explained. "My vertebrae, three of them are not attached right now. And I am in the most excruciating pain ever."

In another update from the bathroom, Star added that "peeing has become a chore," before explaining that his brace is pressing against his bladder and making it hard to walk. "But this is going to keep my spine from healing wrong, and hopefully heal very straight," the makeup influencer continued.

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Reflecting on the incident, Star told his followers that they "really almost love [their] lives," admitting that: "it was one of the scariest experiences I think I've ever been through."

Despite the traumatizing event, Star's sense of humor remained intact. He quipped that he and Lucas "won the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people telling us to die." However, Lucas added that the positive messages have outweighed the negative.

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The accident occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m local time, Wyoming Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeremy Beck told PEOPLE. Star and "another person" were driving in his Rolls-Royce and "ended up losing control, drove off the roadway and rolled," due to black ice on the road.

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"There was slush on the roadway up in that area," Beck explained, adding that Star was "transported to a hospital there in Casper." He also confirmed that Star was driving and he and Lucas were both wearing seatbelts. Further investigation into the crash is underway.

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The Jeffree Star Cosmetics founder's assistant previously posted a photo of Star in the hospital to alert his 13.6 million Instagram followers of the accident.

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After leaving the hospital, the social media personality shared snaps of his wrecked car while trying to deal with his insurance company. "Thank God a #RollsRoyce is built with highly reinforced steel because it saved our lives," he wrote on one photo.

In a later update, Star revealed his trouble with sleeping and the constant pain he's still in. After explaining that he has to sleep on his back for it to heal properly, even though he's a "side sleeper," Star said: "The pain medicine is kind of helping, but I've never felt anything like this before. It's like my muscles are on fire inside."

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According to Star, the doctor said the next three to five days are going to "really f**king suck."

Star bought land in Casper last year and has been spending more time there because he really loves his "privacy," he wrote on Twitter when asked about his property purchase.

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Source: Jeffree Star/ Twitter

And while he might be in severe pain, that won't stop him from getting back to work. Star took to his Instagram Story on Sunday, April 18, while in bed getting glammed up. He insisted that the "show must continue" ahead of his company's 4/20 product launch.


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