After online backlash, Dan Single has removed the Go Fund Me page he set up asking for $250,000 to cover his two-month recovery and "incidentals" following an accident last month in which he fell three floors from his Paris hotel window.
In a post called 'Sh*t got real', Single pens an open letter to his fans.
"Everything you have heard is true," he wrote. "I fell 3 floors (35metres) out of my hotel room in Paris, did a sumersault and landed on my feet which saved my spine and my brain (a miracle says the doctor, 1 in 100 million chance). I did however shatter every bone from my feet to my hips and pelvis.
"I have been in a coma for two weeks, had 8 operations and am covered in pins and bolts in my bones. I cannot use my legs for another month or two so will be in a rehab centre in Paris recovering."
"Help fund the hospital bill, rehab bill, early flights home, being unable to make bread and work over the next [few] months and all the incidentals the family is covering at the moment," Single wrote on the fundraising page.
The fashion designer only received four $5 donations over the one day the page was active, most likely so they could write a message to Dan.
Another wrote: "I am sorry you are hurt, it could happen to anyone, and I do not wish you ill. You should realise, however, that you project the image of a very immature man. You won't be 'given' $250k. It's seems self-delusional, greedy and grasping. There are people truly deserving of financial assistance and your downfall (no pun meant) appears to have been brought about as a result of your own well-documented history of hedonistic behaviour. Take this down [before] too many people see it and stop believing your own PR."
One questioned: "In 2009 you had $21 million to your name, so where has all that money gone? ... You should be punished for setting this page up."
About the page, Single's rep told Fairfaix, "I can't comment on that today, sorry."