Just prior to the jet skiing accident that landed Sean Kingston in the ICU, Cassandra Sanchez had the best, most unfortunate seat possible on Sunday evening: she was sitting alongside the singer.
In her first interview since the incident, Sanchez spoke to TMZ and said she urged her friend to slow down during the ride.
As Kingston raced toward a Miami Beach bridge, Sanchez recounts her reaction, as she screamed at the artist: "We can't fit under there! Are we going to try and go under there? Sean, stop!"
Kingston tried to swerve at the last moment, but crashed into the structure. Sanchez next remembers waking up in pain, while Sean was "coughing up blood, foam and pink stuff" and repeating the words, "I'm hurting. I'm hurting."Cassandra and two friends that were on another jet ski signaled for help from a nearby boat.
Kingston was then taken to the hospital (Sanchez says she's okay, save for soreness in her ribs and jaw), where he's likely to remain for a couple weeks.
"They have a tube down his throat so he can't really talk, but he is lucid and understands what's going on," she said.