As previously reported, Derulo landed directly on his head while executing an acrobatic move and suffered an acute fracture to his vertebra. He was rushed to Memorial West Hospital in Miami’s Pembroke Pines, FL, where doctors told him that the accident could have left him paralyzed. However, luckily for him and his fans this was not the case.
Now home and making a speedy recovery, Derulo fells blessed, especially having his new girlfriend, Jordin Sparks, by his side.
"We are together," Derulo tells PEOPLE, officially confirming that they are a couple. "She lives in Phoenix and she comes [to Miami] and takes care of me, brings me breakfast in bed and she'll go on walks with me. We've gotten closer because of my accident. It's awesome to have someone you can talk to and she's a wonderful person."
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