Jason Derulo was forced to cancel his upcoming tour on Thursday after fracturing his neck during rehearsals. According to the singer, he was trying to pull off an acrobatic move when he missed the landing and fell on his neck, causing an acute fracture of his vertebra.
Derulo, 22, addressed his fans about the accident on Twitter, posting a picture showing him in a neck brace and hospital gown and explaining, “I fractured my neck doing tumbling & acrobatics 4 tour! Always tryin 2 push boundaries 4 YOU! Like my new chain? ;).”
The singer’s label also issued a statement from Derulo about the incident, which read, “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.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, as Derulo was being rushed to Memorial West Hospital in Pembroke Pines, Florida, he was told by doctors that he narrowly avoided being paralyzed in the incident. He’s since been released from the hospital, but has been ordered to wear the neck brace for several months.
The tour, named after his second album , which was released in September, was slated to kick off in Glasgow on February 23.
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