Jason Derulo On Neck Injury: "I'm Lucky To Be Alive"

6 January 2012, 22:37 | Updated: 6 January 2012, 22:56

The 'It Girl' star admits his recent accident has left him with a new perspective on life.

Jason Derulo has confessed that he is fortunate to be alive following the neck fracture he sustained whilst rehearsing for his now cancelled worldwide tour.

The 'In My Head' singer also revealed he has a completely new outlook on life and feels "blessed" that the injury wasn't more serious.

The star logged onto his Facebook account earlier this evening (6th January) to explain the severity of his accident.

He wrote: "My injury is called a "Hang Man's Break" because it is the same bone that is broken when someone is hung! 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!"

It was announced this morning that the American artist was forced to cancel all upcoming tour dates and promotional appearances and will have to wear a neck brace for at least the next three months.