Jeffree Star in ‘excruciating pain’ after car accident in Wyoming: ‘I’m so grateful to be here still’

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<p>Jeffree Star says part of his back was broken in the accident</p> (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Jeffree Star says part of his back was broken in the accident

(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Influencer Jeffree Star has said he is in “excruciating pain” after he and his friend Daniel Lucas were involved in a “severe” car accident in Wyoming.

The controversial YouTube star and Lucas were driving in Natrona County when the Rolls Royce they were in hit black ice and flipped over three times.

A representative posted a picture of Star in a hospital gown, laying in a bed with a neck brace on, from his official Twitter account.

“A few hours ago Jeffree and Daniel were in a severe car accident and the car flipped 3 times after hitting black ice,” the tweet stated.

“We will update you all when the doctor gives us more info. So thankful they are both alive.”

Star has now posted an update from his social media accounts, calling the incident “one of the scariest moments” of his life.

“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. My doctor said it will take a few months but I should make a full recovery,” he wrote.

“My best friend Daniel has internal injuries and because he has survived colon cancer three times, he’s having complications with his organs and they’re monitoring him 24/7. We’ll know more soon. Thank you to every single person checking on us.”

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The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Mr Star’s vehicle was heading northbound on Hat Six Road when it crashed and the men are now being treated at Wyoming Medical Center.

“There was slush on the roadway up in that area,” said WHP Sergeant Jeremy Beck.

Police confirmed that Mr Star was driving the car and that both he and Mr Lucas had been wearing seatbelts.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Star, whose real name is Jeffrey Lynn Steininger, is originally from Orange County, California, but last year bought a 70-acre ranch near Casper, Wyoming.

The 35-year-old has run Jeffree Star Cosmetics since 2014, and has 16.5 million subscribers on YouTube, 13.6 million on Instagram and 6.9 million on Twitter.

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