The singer, who recently opened up to MTV News during “MTV First: Sean Kingston” about his life-changing jet-ski accident earlier this year, made an appearance on the show to present his pal Justin Bieber with the surfboard for Choice Male Artist.
Before that, he chatted with MTV News on the red carpet, affirming statements he made when he sat down with us earlier in the week. “I’m doing great. I’m excited to be at the Teen Choice Awards,” he said. “I’m feeling good; I’m feeling blessed.”
Kingston said that the fan response following the special has been great. He added that fans had no idea of the severity of his injuries sustained during the Memorial Day weekend accident, which included him having to undergo heart surgery.
“They seem so excited to see me. A lot of people didn’t know how devastating it was, so when people heard about the story you could tell people were very shocked and [also] very supportive,” he said. “To the fans out there, I just want to say I love you all.”
Bieber offered up some words of encouragement for Kingston in the MTV special, noting that “more memories” were in the works. It seems he wasn’t wrong, as the pair’s moment at the show made a great start to the next chapter of their friendship. “Everything is good,” Kingston reiterated one more time at the TCAs. “I’m 100 percent back.”