Drake Sets Knee Surgery Date

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rapper DRAKE is preparing to undergo knee surgery after injuring himself on stage last month (Jul09).

The rising star tore an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his knee in June (09) while playing basketball, but he defied doctors’ orders by hitting the stage as part of Lil Wayne’s Young Money Presents America’s Most Wanted Music Festival tour last month (Jul09).

His performance in New Jersey on 31 July (09) ended in disaster when Drake’s knee gave way, causing him to collapse onstage.

He was reported to have undergone surgery earlier this month (02Aug09) to repair damage to a second torn ligament - but he has now told fans he’ll go under the knife in September (09) for the procedure.

He wrote on his Twitter.com blog, “In the studio… working on (upcoming album) Thank Me Later… magic. Surgery September 8th… Then we’re back in business.”

Speaking about his stage injury, Drake recently told MTV News, “The stride that I had, I planted with my right and I had a brace on. I would say it was borderline more painful than the initial tear. It was bad. It buckled, popped. I was down. I remember slapping the ground. I couldn’t believe it. I saw the lights coming down. (And I was thinking) ‘Did I just fall?’ I was in so much pain then that I didn’t care at the time.”

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