Makeup vlogger and YouTube influencer Jeffree Star is on the mend after sustaining injuries in a car accident.
The beauty guru, whose real name is Jeffrey Lynn Steininger, Jr., purchased a sprawling property in Wyoming in the summer of 2020. Since then, Jeffree has been spending most of his time at his "Star Ranch," and he's even discussed moving to the area full-time.
After teasing that he was posting a video with longtime friend Daniel Lucas on April 16, Jeffree's Instagram stories were updated with some serious news.
Someone from his team shared that Jeffree and Daniel had been involved in a significant crash in Wyoming. What happened to Jeffree Star? He returned to YouTube more than a month after his accident, and he's finally opening up about it.
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 he's 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 Jeffree's inner circle later took over the Jawbreaker Palette creator's 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."
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 Jeffree's 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. I'll let you guys know what's 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 County's 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.
"In the blink of an eye, my Rolls Royce flipped and flipped and flipped. It was so scary, one of the scariest things I've 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. "We're 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."
Who is Jeffree Star's friend, Daniel Lucas?
Though Jeffree's original subscribers will know that Daniel's been a fixture on his channel for more than a decade, many are learning about his friendship with the makeup guru in relation to the car accident.
Daniel shares makeup and hair looks on his Instagram feed, and it also appears as if he's involved in the music scene. The Las Vegas resident is a Stage 3 colon cancer survivor.
He had been staying with Jeffree in Wyoming for several weeks leading up to the car incident.