Rapper Drake has returned to his hometown of Toronto, Canada, where he will spend time recovering from an upcoming surgery to fix a knee injury.
Drake has been recovering from a torn ACL since June, as evident when he performed Best I Ever Had and Every Girl in The World sitting down, with Lil Wayne during the BET Awards.
The rapper/actor attempted to perform on the inaugural Young Money Presents: The America’s Most Wanted Music Festival despite a doctors warning to do otherwise.
Drakes knee gave out and he collapsed on stage during a show in Camden, New Jersey, the fourth stop on 21-date tour.
I embarked on this tour with a torn ACL, MCL, and LCL and due to the events that happened the other night lord only knows what other damage I have done, Drake admitted on his blog yesterday (August 2). On the bright side I will begin the reflecting and soul searching that its going to take to make this album and my outfit on the night I fell was crack. I will forever push myself beyond the limits despite advice and recommendations given because even with this new found success I am still the kid who wanted this more than anything in the world.
Drake also took time to address fans of his earlier works like Room For Improvement (2006)and Comeback Season (2007), are skeptical of the direction his upcoming album Thank Me Later may be taking.
I just want to assure anyone reading that nothing has changed on my end. I refuse to get comfortable, I refuse to fall in line and follow anyone elses formulas. I still work as if So Far Gone had never dropped and I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to gain entry to this game.
Ironically, the next date on The Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival is tomorrow (August 4) in Drakes hometown of Toronto, at the Molson Amphitheater.