Tour canceled: Jason Derulo nearly paralyzed in freak accident

R&B singer Jason Derulo has sidelined his upcoming tour of the U.K. after seriously injuring his neck during a rehearsal in Florida this week. Doctors say the acrobatics that fractured Derulo’s neck could have left the 22-year-old paralyzed.


Some artists work overtime to ensure fans have a neck-breaking good time at their concerts.

That’s a campaign promise R&B star Jason Derulo takes very seriously.

Perhaps a bit too seriously.

Derulo — aka Mr. Jordin Sparks — was badly injured while preparing for his European tour earlier this week. The 22-year-old singer wound up in a neck brace after a concert rehearsal went terribly wrong.

“I fractured my neck doing tumbling & acrobatics 4 tour!” Jason tweeted on Wednesday, along with a link to this image. “Always tryin 2 push boundaries 4 YOU! Like my new chain?”

The singer was rushed to Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines, Florida for treatment. Derulo has since been released, but doctors said the injury could have potentially paralyzed the “Whatcha Say” singer.

Jason will have to continue wearing the neck brace for the next few months. That means bad news for fans who snapped up tickets for the European leg of his Future History World Tour.

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The trek had been due to kick off in Glasgow on Feb. 23. Jason would have eventually wrapped up his run at London’s Wembley Arena on March 1. Derulo’s injury, however, means all forthcoming tour dates and promotional appearances must be canceled. Shows in Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff will also be effected.

On Thursday, Warner Bros. Records issued a press release regarding Jason’s injury. In the statement, Derulo said:

“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.”

Jason’s most recent album, Future History, dropped in September.

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