Fetty Wap Injured After Motorcycle Accident in New Jersey Hometown

by Emily Krauser 3:20 PM PDT, September 27, 2015
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Fetty Wap was treated at a local New Jersey hospital and is in stable condition after being involved in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, ET confirms. "His family wants to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support," Fetty's manager told ET in a statement. "They ask that you respect their privacy during this time. We will provide an update on his condition as it becomes available."

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Fetty Wap was rushed to the hospital on Saturday after a motorcycle accident in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey.

According to Paterson Police Director, Jerry Speziale, the rapper was thrown from his motorcycle after he was struck by another vehicle. Fetty was conscious after the accident and taken to a local hospital for his injuries. The other drive also complained of abdominal pain and was taken to the hospital.

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The Paterson Police Department also told ET that they responded to the accident and that Fetty, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, is doing "fine."

“As a result of the police investigation, there were three summons issued to [Maxwell],” Speziale said. “One was for operating without a license, he was in possession what we call an ID only, he doesn’t have a license. He also was given a summons for not having any insurance. And finally for not having a registration in his possession, so failure to provide any of those documents.”

He added, "In New Jersey state, if you don't have insurance it is a mandatory court appearance."

A court date has not been set. 

His friend, DJ Louie Styles, posted a photo of Fetty from the hospital with a splint on his leg, assuring fans that he's doing well following the accident. "Wap is Guggi everybody thank you for your prayers," he tweeted.

DJ Akademiks, who was not on the scene at the time, has been updating Fetty's fans with photos and videos from the accident site.

Fetty just celebrated the release of his debut album Thursday night at the Marble House in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood, with the LP dropping on Friday.

The rapper later posted an Instagram video to thank his fans for their support as he recovers. "Appreciate Ya so much for the prayers," Fetty captioned the vid. "They told me don't make a video but I'm still breathing so I gotta let ya no I'll be back."

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The rapper was one of Taylor Swift's surprise guests last month during the Seattle stop on her 1989 World Tour, a moment she called the "happiest day of my life."

Even sweeter was a moment just weeks earlier when Kate Hudson danced and rapped to "Trap Queen" along with her 11-year-old son, Ryder, during a wait in an airport. Watch that mother-son bonding moment in the video below.