Apple Watts' GoFundMe far off target as sister shares hospital updates

Eve Edwards April 13, 2022
Apple Watts' GoFundMe far off target as sister shares hospital updates

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Love & Hip Hop fans received a blow this month as news of Apple Watts’ serious car crash circulated. Now, her family are appealing for help.

On 24 March 2022, it was revealed that the reality star had been involved in a serious car crash while driving in Baker, California, as reported by The Sun. As Apple Watts is treated in hospital for “major injuries,” her fans have been awaiting updates.

Now, Watts’ sister has launched a GoFundMe to support Apple Watts on her road to recovery. Here’s what we know.

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What happened to Apple Watts?

Last month saw news of Apple Watts’ accident circulating, as confirmed by her sister, Dominique Flournoy.

Flournoy confirmed the car accident to media outlet The Shade Room. Dominique Flournoy told The Shade Room: “She is unresponsive at the moment and suffered a fractured skull, a broken spine, and a shattered arm.”

Watts was driving her Mercedes when she collided with a Ford F250 pickup truck. As a result of the impact, Watts’ car flipped multiple times and she was ejected out of the window.

Apple Watts’ sister launches GoFundMe

On 30 March, just days after Apple Watts’ accident, Dominique Flournoy launched a GoFundMe page for support. Flournoy recounted the traumatic incident:

“It’s the phone call you hope you never get. A call saying that your sister was in a terrible car accident and has been rushed to the trauma center. It’s the call that brings you to your knees, rips out your heart, and causes your mind to go to places you never, ever want to go,” Dominique writes in the page description.

Dominique explains that the “funds collected will help with medical and rehabilitation costs, as well as support for her children during her healing process.”

You can view Apple Watts’ GoFundMe page here.

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Dominique provides update on Apple Watts’ condition

Since the accident, Apple Watts’ sister has been providing updates on Instagram. Flournoy has reported that Apple Watts had successful surgery on her neck on 29 March 2022. She is due to have another operation on 15 April on her right eye.

Taking to Instagram Flournoy wrote: “My baby still unresponsive but stable, she will undergo surgery on the 15th for her right eye that doesn’t close all the way.”

The past few days have seen Flournoy sharing Watts’ GoFundMe page as they attempt to reach their target of $35,000. As of publication date, the page has raised over $3,800.

You can follow Dominique Flournoy on Instagram for updates on Apple Watts under the handle @domo_th33_1.

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Eve Edwards is a staff writer for The Focus who has been with GRV Media since April 2019. Having gained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Bristol, Eve joined GRV starting out as a writer for Reality Titbit before making her way over to HITC. With a passion for music, TV, and cultural news, Eve eventually found a home at The Focus. Eve spent 2021-2022 freelancing for GRV Media while she completed a Masters in Music Performance, and brings her wide array of interests to the company in her written work. In Eve's spare time you'll find her working her way through the day's Wordle, Heardle, and Quordle, or struggling to complete The Guardian's cryptic crossword.