Jason Derulo has had a hell of year. He kicked off 2012 with a neck fracture that could have left him paralyzed (“or worse,” he says) and forced him to cancel his tour. But now less than a year after the incident, he’s back in action with a new album on the way, a performance at the American Music Awards Coca Cola pre-show over the weekend, and a red carpet appearance with girlfriend Jordin Sparks.

Watch the video to see Jason open up about his scary injury and how it changed his outlook on life.

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When asked about the highlight of his year, Jason replies, “Living.” A good answer, since things could have gone a different way! "Life is just so much more beautiful,"

Now he’s ready to release some new music, with his next single dropping early next year.

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