YouTuber Tré Melvin hospitalized after ‘severe’ car accident… just weeks after he announced he was leaving the site
- The 26-year-old is in ‘stable’ condition but has suffered brain damage
- He was with a friend during the early Monday morning accident
- Melvin recently announced he was leaving YouTube over criticisms he was being ‘censored’
- He has 330m subscribers but removed all but one of his videos from the site
- Melvin launched his own subscription based streaming service in May. It costs $9.99 a month
YouTuber Tré Melvin is in the hospital after getting into a ‘severe’ car crash.
The 26-year-old internet star has suffered ‘brain injuries’ but is in ‘stable’ condition, according to a Twitter statement made on his behalf Tuesday.
Melvin’s accident comes just weeks after he announced he was leaving the video platform over accusations they were ‘censoring’ his content.
Accident: YouTuber Tré Melvin is in the hospital after getting into a ‘severe’ car crash. He is seen in February 2020 above
Tré was with a friend named Kathereya during collision, which happened ‘early Monday morning.’
Both are in the hospital dealing with ‘brain injuries.’
The statement went on to explain that ‘while Tré is stable, Kathereya is unresponsive.
‘Their families ask that you please send prayers, blessings, and positive vibrations their way. They will come out of this stronger and more powerful. So it is.’
Tré made the decision to leave YouTube late last month, tweeting: ‘I will no longer allow the platform to censor my pain.’
Status: The 26-year-old internet star has suffered ‘brain injuries’ but is in ‘stable’ condition, according to a Twitter statement made on his behalf Tuesday
Cutting ties: Melvin’s accident comes just weeks after he announced he was leaving the video platform over accusations they were ‘censoring’ his content
The queer content maker – who boasts 3.3million subscribers – went on to say: ‘I will no longer allow the platform to demonetize my pain. i will no longer sit at a table both my Blackness and my queerness have never truly been welcome at. i will build my own.’
Tré has deleted all of his videos except a nearly two hour video where he explained his decision to cut ties with YouTube after nine years of making content.
In the confessional he revealed how his exit had actually was a long time coming, explaining how he originally began developing his own platform, Tré Melvin TV, back in February.
A subscription to the site, which is live, costs $9.99 a month or $99 for an entire year.
Fanbase: The queer content maker boasts 3.3million subscribers
Paywall: His subscription-based site costs $9.99 a month
The creator – who is probably best known for his series This Is A Commentary – also shared his aspirations for more prestige work, citing This Is Us and How To Get Away With Murder as influences.
‘This really has never been the place for me,’ Tre explained.
He went on to disclose that YouTube demonetized a video he posted which focused on the topic of racism and police brutality – proceeds which he planned to donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
‘Demonetization is not just about the money, I want to make that very clear,’ he said.
Tre then called out YouTube for having a double standard with some thinly veiled jabs at Jake and Logan Paul.