Jason Derulo, the 22-year-old rising pop star, is out of commission after suffering a devastating injury during rehearsal for a planned world tour. Derulo was attempting an acrobatic move when he fell and landed directly on his head, fracturing his vertebra. Doctors say he narrowly avoided paralysis.
Derulo has been ordered to wear a neck brace for the next few months and has subsequently canceled all tour dates and promotional appearances. He was treated at Memorial West Hospital in Pembroke Pines, FL.
The “Watcha Say” singer, who released his sophomore album, Future History, last September, addressed his fans in a statement released by his record label.
“To all my fans who planned to come to the Future History World tour, the pain of letting you down cuts me way deeper than this injury I’ve sustained. My fans mean everything to me, so I’m praying for a speedy recovery in order to perform for you in the near future,” he said.
Before his injury Derulo spoke to MTV News about the tour, which he characterized as something “very different.”