JASON Derulo says suffering a serious neck injury makes him feel blessed.
The 22- year- old American pop star ( pictured) fractured his neck last month when he fell and landed on his head while performing an acrobatic move in rehearsals for his nowcancelled world tour.
Derulo, world- famous for his hits Whatcha Say, Ridin’ Solo and It Girl, has officially been off work recuperating since the January 3 accident and will wear a neck brace for the next few months. ‘‘ I feel so blessed,’’ Derulo says. ‘‘ I could not be here right now, it was very close. The injuries I sustained could have ended in three ways: I could have been paralysed for life; I could have been gone [ dead] or I could have a neck brace on for six months. I came out blessed, so I’m feeling very positive.’’
Since smashing on to the charts with his catchy single Whatcha Say in 2009, Derulo has sold more than 13 million singles and albums worldwide.
His self- titled debut album peaked at No. 11 on the American Billboard Chart and at No. 4 in Australia.
Follow- up Future History, released last September, cemented Derulo’s position as one of the world’s top