Apple Watts, a former cast member of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, was severely injured in a car accident in March 2022. She suffered a fractured skull, a broken spine, and a shattered arm, and was airlifted to a hospital in Las Vegas. She has been undergoing multiple surgeries and rehabilitation and has recently regained her ability to speak and stand. This article will provide more details about who Apple Watts is, what happened to her, and how she is doing now.
Who is Apple Watts?
Apple Watts is a model, rapper, and reality TV star who rose to fame after appearing in seasons 5 and 6 of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, a VH1 series that follows the lives of musicians and entertainers in Los Angeles. She was born as Jontelle Lafaye Watts on May 16, 1985, in Alta Loma, California. She has two children, a son and a daughter, from previous relationships.
Apple Watts started her career as an exotic dancer and later became a video vixen, featuring in music videos for artists such as Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Future, Ty Dolla $ign, and more. She also pursued her own rap career, releasing songs such as “Gangsta”, “Money”, and “Wicked”. She adopted the nickname “Ms. Apple Bottom” because of her curvaceous figure.
Some quick facts about Apple Watts are:
- She has over 250,000 followers on Instagram, where she posts photos and videos of herself and her lifestyle.
- She has a tattoo of a snake on her chest, which she said represents her zodiac sign, Taurus.
- She revealed on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood that she was adopted and that her biological father was a pimp who tried to exploit her.
- She sought treatment and rehab for alcoholism and despair.
What Happened to Apple Watts?
On March 23, 2022, Apple Watts was involved in a horrific car accident while traveling from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Ramon Duran, her black Mercedes and a Ford F250 pickup truck collided on Northbound I-15, causing her car to flip multiple times and burst into flames. She was rescued by a passenger in the pickup truck, and was flown to a University Medical Center in Las Vegas with “major injuries”.
Apple Watts’ sister, Dominique Flournoy, told The Shade Room that the reality star was “unresponsive at the moment” and had a “fractured skull, a broken spine, and a shattered arm”. She also said that Apple Watts would have difficulties with “everyday functions such as walking and feeding herself due to injuries”. Officials said that they did not believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident and that they were still investigating the cause of the crash.
Updates on Apple Watts
Since the accident, Apple Watts has been undergoing several surgeries and rehabilitation and has shown signs of improvement. On March 30, TMZ reported that she had a successful neck surgery and that she was able to breathe on her own, but was still unresponsive and not opening her eyes. On April 11, her sister posted an update on Instagram, saying that Apple Watts was “unresponsive but stable”, and that she would have another surgery on her right eye, which could not fully close. She also set up a GoFundMe page for Apple Watts, to raise funds for her medical and recovery costs.
On June 21, Apple Watts went live on Instagram for the first time since the accident, and spoke to her fans and followers. She thanked them for their prayers and support, and said that she was “still here” and “still fighting”. She also said that she was able to stand up by herself, but that she could not feel her right side. She appeared to be in good spirits, and even joked about her appearance and her voice. She also expressed her excitement to be a part of Natalie Nunn’s new show, Baddies South, which she was supposed to join before the accident.
Apple Watts has received support and love from many fans and fellow celebrities, who have sent her messages, donations, and gifts. Some of the celebrities who have reached out to her include Natalie Nunn, Ray J, Princess Love, Lyrica Anderson, and more. Apple Watts has also been active on social media, posting updates and photos of herself and her family. She has also been working on new music, and has teased a collaboration with rapper Too Short.
Apple Watts is a survivor who has overcome many challenges and obstacles in her life. She has shown remarkable strength and resilience in the face of a tragic accident, and has inspired many people with her positive attitude and determination. We wish her a speedy and full recovery, and hope to see her back on the screen and the stage soon.