Jason Derulo accident forces cancellation of B’ham dates
Music star Jason Derulo has been forced to cancel his forthcoming tour due to a neck injury sustained while attempting an acrobatic move in rehearsals. The star was set to appear at Birmingham’s LG Arena on 24 February and has had to cancel the show, but has reassured fans that he’ll be back to full health soon.
The accident happened on Tuesday 3 January when the star was executing an acrobatic move and landed directly on his head, suffering an acute fracture to his vertebra. After being rushed to Memorial West Hospital in Miami’s Pembroke Pines in Florida, he was told by doctors that the accident could have left him paralysed.
The ‘Don’t Wanna Go Home‘ and ‘In My Head‘ singer has been released from hospital but must wear a neck brace for the next few months. He 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.”
He later released a picture to his Twitter account, showing him in good spirits, adding:
“My injury is called a ‘Hang Man’s Break’ because it is the same bone that is broken when someone is hung!”
Tour promoters have advised all ticket holders to return to their point of purchase for a full refund.