Most Twitter death hoaxes are pretty random. Bill Cosby. David Hasselhoff. Johnny Depp. But this time the victim is someone who is genuinely fighting for his life: singer Sean Kingston, who was badly injured in a jet ski accident on Sunday, and who is now in a critical condition in hospital. It’s said to be touch and go as to whether or not he survives.
Twitter is already seeing plenty of claims that Kingston has kicked the bucket, but there is no hard evidence to suggest that this is the case. Instead, there are reports that he is out of the trauma unit at a nearby hospital and has been transferred to intensive care, which would be a fairly good sign.
Furthermore, initial reports that he suffered massive head trauma seem to be completely wrong. One source has told the media that Kingston was in fact talking after the incident and that, although he was in some difficulty, he had no obvious trauma. It was clearly a nasty accident, but rumours of Sean Kingston’s death seem to be greatly exaggerated.