Can everyone gather up all of their good vibes, please? Earlier this month, Justin Bieber‘s friend Corentin Villemeur was involved in a hit-and-run as he was crossing the street, and he needs all the help he can get. It seems the videographer is still not doing well a week after the car accident put him in the hospital. On Thursday, Nov. 15, the singer posted an Instagram photo of his friend, sharing his prayers for a speedy recovery and a few more details on Corentin’s condition.
“My prayers are with Corentin and his family,” Biebs wrote on Instagram. “Corentin is the man behind the camera at Shots. He was hit by a car while crossing the street and the driver took off. He’s in critical condition with friends and family by his side. My heart is also with the Shots Family.”
Shots is the management and production company that helped some of YouTube’s biggest stars rise to fame, including Lele Pons. In fact, the YouTuber was actually with Corentin at the time of the crash, and she shared her own statement about the incident on Nov. 7. “Last night, after a very special event with my team, one of my dear friends was seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident as he was in the crosswalk in Hollywood,” she wrote on Twitter. She shared that she and her posse were quick to call 911 and get the license plate number of the car so that LAPD could investigate, but that she’d be taking time off to “concentrate on supporting the recovery of my friend at the hospital.”
According to a GoFundMe started to help with his medical costs, the videographer underwent brain surgery on Nov. 7, but was still in the ICU as of a day later. His injuries included brain bleeding, broken ribs, a ruptured spleen, and a broken shoulder blade and leg. EDM artist Alesso added on Twitter that they expected him to be in the ICU for at least another week, but they were hopeful for his recovery after he gave them a thumbs up. Justin’s update is the most recent yet, but it’s clear Corentin had a lot to recover from, so it’s no surprise that he’s still in the hospital. Our thoughts go out to him, and we hope he recovers soon.
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