It's been over three months since Jason Derulo fractured his neck in a choreography accident and the young singer is moving along the road to recovery. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Derulo spoke about his progress and recording a new album.
The "In My Head" singer has been stuck wearing a neck brace since the accident, so he decided to get it blinged out with crystals, care of a French jeweler friend.
"He found out that my neck was broken and I had to wear this ugly thing around all the time," Derulo said. "So we talked and he was like, ‘Why don’t I make you a piece,’ and he made me this. I gave him what I had in mind and he came up with this. I thought it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. He turned the ugliest thing into the sexiest thing."
Sexy as it may be, the 22-year-old is hopeful that he'll be able to go brace-free sooner rather than later.
"I go meet the neurologist on Friday," he said. "So hopefully he’ll tell me I can take it off then. It’s supposed to be like a three-month process with the brace and then actually after that a little bit of rehab."
While the accident, which could have left him paralyzed, forced Derulo to cancel his world tour, he's taken the opportunity to record new music. Now he says he's got a new album in the works with an all-new tour planned for when he's back to full health.
"While I’m down I’m actually making another album. So that’s been really fun," he said. "I’ve been really inspired throughout this whole process. So it will be a new album and then a new tour will be scheduled."
Read the full interview with Jason Derulo at THR.
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