Jason Derulo is forced to walk with a cane after a nasty leg injury
American singer and songwriter Jason Derulo he injured his leg while playing basketball and needs help walking with sticks.
Derulo is currently scheduled to perform with the Black Keys at the NFL TikTok Tailgate Party before the start of the Super Bowl, but those plans are now in doubt after the singer suffered a torn ligament and broken leg.
The singer underwent physical therapy and received stem cell injections to speed up her recovery ahead of the big day.
Read on for more details.
Jason Derulo is injured
The “Whatcha Say” hunk was scheduled to perform alongside the Black Keys at the NFL’s TikTok Tailgate party in February, but injured his foot, putting his performance in doubt.
Based on TMZ, Derulo was injured while playing basketball with his buddies. He went up for a bounce and landed awkwardly, breaking his leg and tearing a ligament.
The singer did not need surgery, but was injected with stem cells, which speed up the recovery process and time. He signed up with a physiotherapist and gets around with the help of a cane.
Derulo is confident he will be able to perform regardless of his condition and expressed optimism that he will get better in time for his performance.
Jason Derulo to perform at the Super Bowl with the Black Keys
It’s been 3️⃣ years #TikTokTailgate
Me and @the black keys kicking things off at our 2023 TikTok Tailgate!
Watch the show on February 12th @NFL @tiktok_us #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/zVrjbYBjsV
— Jason Derulo (@jasonderulo) January 28, 2023
Derulo, 33, and the Black Keys will headline the TikTok Tailgate Party before the big game on February 12.
The singer posted a video on TikTok to announce the news of his performance, saying: “We’re lame for the third year of #TikTokTailgate,” he captioned the post. “Me and @theblackkeys are kicking things off at the 2023 TikTok Tailgate! Watch the show on February 12.”
The Black Keys took to Twitter to share the news of their appearance on the show: “Excited to be a part of this year’s Super Bowl #TikTokTailgate. Watch the performance on February 12 via @NFL live on @tiktok_us.”
They went on to reveal that they are longtime fans of the beautiful football and “couldn’t have thought of a better way to kick off Super Bowl Sunday.” Page six.
Rihanna will headline the halftime show
Rihanna will perform at the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show for the first time alongside Derulo and The Black Keys, who will perform before the game.
The “Love The Way You Lie” singer previously posted a photo of herself holding a soccer ball Instagram page without caption.
Apple Music, which took over from Pepsi as the Super Bowl’s main sponsor, shared it Twitter that the founder of Fenty will perform at the game.
“IT’S ON. @rihanna takes the stage at the first ever Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show on 12/23. #SBLVII,” they captioned the same photo the singer posted.
Rihanna’s record label, Roc Nation, also accepted it Twitter and posted the same photo, saying, “Let’s [email protected] @NFL #SBLVII @AppleMusic @NFLonFOx.”
Rihanna previously turned down a Super Bowl performance
The “Diamonds” singer was asked by the NFL to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl, but she turned it down in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
At the time, Kaepernick protested police brutality against people of color by kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games, drawing outrage from then-President Donald Trump and his supporters.
The NFL then created a rule to penalize players and/or teams for protesting the national anthem.
In a 2019 interview Fashion, Rihanna said, “I didn’t dare do it. Why? Who wins from this? Not my people. I just can’t be a sellout. I wouldn’t be able to qualify.”
“There are things within the organization that I don’t agree with at all and I didn’t want to leave and I wasn’t in their service in any way,” he added.