American singer and songwriter Jason Derulo has sustained an injury to his legs while playing basketball and needs help walking with canes.
Derulo is currently scheduled to perform with the Black Keys at the NFL TikTok Tailgate Party before the start of the Super Bowl game, but those plans are now in doubt after the singer tore his ligament and broke his foot.
The singer has been subjected to physical therapy and was injected with stem cells to hasten his recovery time ahead of the big day.
Read on for more details.
Jason Derulo Got Himself Injured
The “Whatcha Say” crooner was set to perform alongside the Black Keys at the NFL TikTok Tailgate party in February but has sustained an injury to his foot, throwing his performance into doubt.
According to TMZ, Derulo got injured while playing basketball with his pals. He went up for a rebound and ended up landing awkwardly, resulting in a broken foot and a torn ligament.
The singer didn’t have to undergo surgery but was injected with stem cells which will help hasten the recovery process and time. He has been checking in with a physiotherapist and has been getting around with the help of a cane.
Derulo is confident that he will be able to perform regardless of his condition, and he has expressed optimism about getting better in time for his performance.
Jason Derulo Will Perform At The Super Bowl Alongside The Black Keys
We’re baaaaaack for year 3️⃣ 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_us #superbowl pic.twitter.com/zVrjbYBjsV
— Jason Derulo (@jasonderulo) January 28, 2023
Derulo, 33, and the Black Keys will perform as the headliners at the TikTok Tailgate Party before the big game on February 12.
The singer posted a video on TikTok to announce news of his performance, saying, “We’re baaaaaack for year three of #TikTokTailgate,” he captioned the post. “Me and @theblackkeys are kicking things off for us at our 2023 TikTok Tailgate! Catch the show on Feb. 12.”
To share the news of their performance in the show, The Black Keys said on Twitter, “Excited to be a part of this year’s Super Bowl #TikTokTailgate. Catch the show on Feb. 12 via @NFL on @tiktok_us live.”
They went on to reveal that they have been fans of the beautiful game of football for a long time and that they “couldn’t think of a better way to kick off Super Bowl Sunday,” per Page Six.
Rihanna To Headline The Halftime Show
Rihanna will perform for the first time ever at the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show, in addition to Derulo and The Black Keys, whose performance will take place before the game.
The “Love The Way You Lie” singer previously posted a photo of her hand holding a football on her Instagram page without a caption.
Apple Music, which took over from Pepsi as the major sponsor of the Super Bowl, shared on Twitter that the Fenty founder will be performing at the game.
“IT’S ON. @rihanna will take the stage for the first ever Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show on 2.12.23. #SBLVII,” they wrote on the same photo posted by the singer.
Rihanna’s record label, Roc Nation, also took to Twitter and posted the same photo, saying, “Let’s GO-@Rihanna @NFL #SBLVII @AppleMusic @NFLonFOx.”
Rihanna Previously Turned Down A Super Bowl Performance
The NFL had asked the “Diamonds” singer to perform at the Super Bowl in 2019, but she declined out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
At the time, Kaepernick was protesting police brutality against people of color by kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games, which sparked outrage from then-President Donald Trump and his supporters.
The NFL then created a rule that penalizes players and/or teams for protesting the national anthem.
In a 2019 interview with Vogue, Rihanna said, “I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler.”
“There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way,” she added.