Drake Won’t Let Injury Keep Him Off America’s Most Wanted Stage

July 27, 2009 by Danny M

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No matter what his doctor says, Drake is not missing the Young Money Presents: The America’s Most Wanted Music Festival. Despite a torn ACL, the fast-rising Canadian artist said he just couldn’t miss the outing, which also stars Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and Jeremih.

“I didn’t really get any approval from my doctor, but I made a personal decision 48 hours ago that I’d be letting a lot of people down if I didn’t show up and at least show them I’m there for them,” Drake told MTV News on Sunday night at the Toyota Pavilion, where the tour opens on Monday (July 27). Drake took part in Lil Wayne’s rehearsal. “For the last two weeks, I’ve been really going hard, getting all types of acupuncture, trying to bring the swelling in my knee down. I’m walking around — no cane. I’ll put a brace on it tomorrow night. No one will probably even know I’m injured.”

Drake was much more mobile on Sunday than he was at the BET Awards last month, when he performed while leaning against a stool. And although his rehab is going well, Drake is still not strong enough to perform his own solo set, so he’ll come out during Lil Wayne’s set, when Weezy takes a break to let the Young Money music family perform their solo records.

“I’m not doing my own set,” Drizzy said. “That’s one thing I have to apologize to my fans about. It’s too much of a risk, if I hit that wrong turn doing 30 minutes every night. If I tear my ACL again, the doctors say I might not be able to walk again. I have to be cautious.”

Despite being a bit inhibited onstage, Drake did insist that “we’re gonna have fun.” He was especially excited about having a tour that plays a lot of outdoor venues.

“That’s the most exciting part, is that it’s a festival tour,” he said. “Every night it’s weather. I wanna see what happens when it rains, see what happens when it’s hot, when it’s cold. It’s a rush because it’s unpredictable. The music means more when you’re outside. You get that vibe. You got the people on the lawn. The natural air, the natural light, it’s a beautiful thing to be a part of.

“The set’s crazy,” Drake promised. “When I get onstage, I’mma turn it into Drake’s set. I think each artist on Young Money is gonna get a chance to shine.”

Shout outs to MTV and the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival kicks off tonight in Scranton, PA and you can check out all the tour dates here.

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7 Responses to “Drake Won’t Let Injury Keep Him Off America’s Most Wanted Stage”

  1. YoungMula Says:

    ightt ive been lookin at these updates and shitt on the page and its all about drake?? i thought it was YOUNGMULAHQ not DRAKEHQ, just thought id let you know get some updates about everyone else in young money


  2. young mulaaa Says:

    man u guys read that if he makes a rung turn he wont be able to walk again, lol this shit wood be like degreassi all over agian,……i rlly hope that doesnt happen though


  3. Danny M Says:

    @YoungMula – Obviously if there is news about the other artists we will post them… but atm it’s mainly Drake, so shut the fuck up and we know what the website is


  4. youngmulaaa Says:

    yo danny u think the actual artists from young money will visit this site???…. , i mean u know everything thats going on do u have any sort of contact wid them?


  5. Ooohhh Says:

    I think danny does have connections with them, but damn Drake might end up back in a wheel chair very soon then 😮


  6. Lilweezyfan1 Says:

    love the video. and drake will really end up back in the wheel chair.


  7. YoungMula Says:

    lmao alright chill out there danny it wasnt meant to make you mad


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