Jason Derulo ‘is unable to walk without crutches’ and faces a race against time to be fit for the Super Bowl title after breaking his FOOT during a basketball game
Jason Derulo faces a race against time to get fit for his Super Bowl performance after breaking his foot playing basketball with friends.
The singer is scheduled to perform on February 12, when the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles face off at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
But his live performance was compromised by a torn ligament sustained during a basketball game three weeks ago, with the singer now unable to walk without a cane.
Not ideal: Jason Derulo faces a race against time to get fit for his Super Bowl halftime performance after breaking his foot playing basketball with friends
Derulo had leapt into the air for a rebound before landing awkwardly on a rival player’s foot, TMZ reports.
The singer reportedly avoided surgery after receiving stem cell injections to speed up his recovery ahead of the Super Bowl show, and is currently undergoing daily physical therapy.
Derulo is set to perform next weekend after being named alongside the Black Keys as the headliner of the NFL TikTok Tailgate, which takes place before the game.
While it’s unclear if he’ll be fully fit before the show, the singer is confident he’ll take the stage regardless – even if he needs crutches to do so.
Derulo is also set to judge a new BBC Three series, Project Icon in hopes of shaping a new star in the industry.
The six-part series will see eight budding artists compete to see if they can grow from chamber singer to all-around music star.
The ShowTime at the Apollo winner and The Voice semi-finalist will be joined on the judging panel by longtime Derulo manager Frank Harris.
The judging panel, which also includes British singer Becky Hill, will put the contestants through their paces with a number of real-world challenges while BBC Radio 1’s Jordan North will host the show.
Artists will post all of their musical achievements on their social platforms inspired by Derulo’s own career story.