Jason Derulo is facing a race against time to be fit for his Super Bowl performance after breaking his foot while playing basketball with friends.
via: Page Six
Jason Derulo’s plan to perform at a Super Bowl LVII event has been thrown into last-minute chaos following a foot injury that left him relying on a cane.
The singer, who is set to headline the NFL’s TikTok Tailgate party alongside The Black Keys on Feb. 12, was playing basketball with pals earlier this month when he sustained a small break and a torn ligament, TMZ reported Tuesday.
Derulo, 33, reportedly had leapt into the air for a rebound but landed awkwardly on a rival player’s foot.
The “Wiggle” performer opted against undergoing surgery so close to Super Bowl Sunday, according to the outlet, and instead received stem cell injections, which are known to speed up recovery time. He is also said to be partaking in daily physical therapy.
While it’s unclear whether Derulo will be back to feeling like his normal self on the big day, a source said the chart-topper is confident he will be able to perform regardless.
Page Six has reached out to Derulo’s reps for comment.
The “Whatcha Say” crooner announced last week that he would be coming back for the TikTok Tailgate — which takes place ahead of the game.
“We’re baaaaaack for year three of #TikTokTailgate,” he said in a video shared on the platform.
@jasonderulo We're baaaaaack for year 3?? of #TikTokTailgate Me and @theblackkeys are kicking things off for us at our 2023 TikTok Tailgate! Catch the show on Feb. 12 on @nfl @tiktok #superbowl ? original sound – Joy
“Me and @theblackkeys are kicking things off for us at our 2023 TikTok Tailgate! Catch the show on Feb. 12.”
The Black Keys said that they were “honored and excited to have been asked by the NFL to join the Super Bowl festivities and perform at the TikTok Tailgate party.”
“As longtime football fans, we couldn’t think of a better way to kick off Super Bowl Sunday. See you in Arizona,” the rock duo added.