DJ Jonathan Toubin, host of Soul Clap vintage funk dance parties around the country and recently on the inaugural Bruise Cruise (pictured above), is in the hospital following a freak accident in Portland. The charismatic MC and showman has been a regular fixture in South Florida and a friend to many in the area after several dry land visits.
Also known as New York Night Train, the 40-year-old Toubin was sleeping in his room at the Jupiter Hotel the morning before he was scheduled to spin records for a Thursday-evening party. About 11 a.m., police received a call that a wayward taxi cab had crashed through the wall of his first-floor room and had pinned him to the room's back wall. More of the bizarre details are here. Several benefits are in the works, our sister paper Village Voice reports.
As of last night, Toubin was in the intensive care unit at Oregon Health and Science University receiving treatment for broken bones and internal injuries to a kidney and his liver, sources say.
Bruise Cruise cofounder Michelle Cable was reached this morning and is awaiting more news before putting out a statement, but we will update this story when we know more about Toubin's condition. Update: "A paypal account has been started for his recovery, you can paypal funds of love and words of support to email@example.com This will be the most direct source to helping Jonathan and his family. Thanks. xoxo"
New Times wishes him a speedy recovery.
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