On Thursday Jason Derülo was forced to cancel his upcoming Future History world tour due to a fracture in his neck from rehearsal. Derülo addressed his fans via Twitter, saying, “I fractured my neck doing tumbling & acrobatics 4 tour! Always tryin 2 push boundaries 4 YOU! Like my new chain? ;)”
In December, Derülo sat down with MTV News to talk about his tour, which was to kick off next month in Glasgow, and explained that he was putting himself through a rigorous rehearsal schedule.
“Right after the holidays I’m starting to really prepare for the tour so I’ll be in tap rehearsals, gymnastics and doing all this other stuff that is going to enhance the show,” Derülo said. “So I’ll have a month and a half of preparation.”
The “Don’t Wanna Go Home” singer, who recently performed on MTV’s “NYE in NYC 2012,” released a statement via his label, 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.”
And it seems that Derülo had his fans in mind when planning his upcoming stage performance. “For my show I want to bring a performance-art element. It won’t just be a ’run of the mill’ me standing in front of a band, it will be a lot of dancing, obviously, but there will be somewhat of a story line, almost like a musical. So it’s a show that’s going to be very different than anything people have ever seen. I’ve just really, really been trying to focus on creating something that is new, something that is fresh, so that when my fans come, it will be an experience.”
There’s still no word on whether these tour dates will be rescheduled, but Derülo, who said he would have liked to have Miguel or Travie McCoy join him on the tour, did tell MTV News he is planning on releasing more singles off his sophomore album, Future History, in the new year.
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