Who knew singing was such a full-contact activity?
Well, Jason Derulo, for one, who's sporting a no doubt painful injury proving just that point, after fracturing his neck during rehearsals for his upcoming European tour.
"I fractured my neck doing tumbling & acrobatics 4 tour!" he tweeted last night, alongside a photo of himself in a full neck brace and hospital gown while seemingly in a medical facility.
"Always tryin 2 push boundaries 4 YOU! Like my new chain? ;)"
According to a statement released by his rep, the "In My Head" singer was trying to execute a move during rehearsal when he landed directly on his head and suffered an acute fracture of his vertebra. He was rushed to Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines, Fla., where doctors told him the accident could have left him paralyzed if his injury had been any more severe.
He has since been released from the hospital and will have to wear a neck brace for the next several months.
The 22-year-old had been due to kick off the U.K. leg of his tour in Glasgow on Feb. 23, but, sure enough, he was forced to cancel all of his upcoming shows and promotional appearances.
"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," Derulo said in a statement. "My fans mean everything to me, so I'm praying for a speedy recovery in order to perform for you in the near future."
Get well soon, Jason!
(Originally published Jan. 5, 2012, at 12:54 p.m. PT)