Justin Bieber chatted with TWIST, in the new issue on stands Jan. 11, about an emotional accident he had in Germany: ‘I was in Germany for a performance when the accident happened, and I couldn’t get in contact with anybody. I didn’t know anything until I got back from Germany, and I had all of these text messages and phone calls from friends saying, ‘Caitlin is in the hospital. Please pray for her. She just got into a bad boating accident and she’s lost a lot of blood, and she might die.
I’ve never lost anybody close to me in my family so it was hard for me to hear that. I was scared, so I immediately called up Caitlin’s family, and they weren’t picking up the phone, so I got really nervous. I kept calling and texting and finally I got in contact with Caitlin’s mom. I talked to her on the phone for about 20 minutes and she was crying. It was tough. Caitlin’s actually my ex-girlfriend, I dated her about six months ago, so it was hard because she’s still a good friend.
After talking to Caitlin’s mom, I got the full story about how terrible the accident was. She was jet skiing and fell off, and a boat ran over the top of her legs. It hit both of her femurs, and she almost lost both of her legs. She got airlifted from the scene to the hospital and she actually died in flight, she flatlined and they revived her. I flew out to see her as soon as I heard about it.
I went to the hospital to visit and she looked really bad. She had all of these IV’s in her, and she couldn’t speak at all. I brought her a Build-a-Bear because we had always wanted to make one together and we never got a chance to do it. So, I went and built her a bear and brought it to her in the hospital. I dressed it up as me, I even put a little baseball cap on it. Caitlin was very lucky that she survived, and now she’s doing a lot better. She’s in physical therapy where she’s learning how to walk again, so that’s good.’