The 'Fight For You' singer cancelled his upcoming world tour after fracturing his neck in rehearsals this week, but the 22-year-old has only now come forward to discuss the seriousness of his affliction.
"My injury is called a 'Hang Man's Break' because it is the same bone that is broken when someone is hung!" he claimed in a Facebook post. "I am so blessed to still be here! 95% of ppl with the same injury end up paralyzed or gone.
"Everything happens for a reason. Traumatic experiences can change you for the better. My outlook on life is so much clearer! Don't forget what's important. Life is short so do it today, tomorrow could be a day too late!"
Derulo said that he suffered the injury while "doing tumbling and acrobatics" for his tour.
He has been discharged from hospital with orders to wear a neck brace for the next few months.
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