February 03, 2010 09:55:51 GMT
Avoiding the possibility that he might shatter his knee after his anterior cruciate ligament was badly injured, has to calm down his wild performances down.
Hip-hop sensation Drake has calmed down his wild live performances because he doesn't want to aggravate his shattered knee. The "Best I Ever Had" hitmaker had to sit out of a tour in 2009 after badly injured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a stage fall - and he doesn't want to put himself through the pain again.
He says, "It's not gonna be the same Drake jumping on speakers and and running to each side of the stage... I'm gonna have to get a little Jay-Z influence on my performance style; hopefully my records will be powerful enough to carry the show."
But Drake, who performed with Eminem and Lil Wayne at Sunday's , January 31 Grammy Awards, admits he isn't bitter about having to sit out of his tour just as his career was taking off - he believes everything happens for a reason.
He tells Complex magazine, "I was going so hard that the only way I could have ever slowed down was for something extremely painful to happen. I'm just glad I only tore my ACL and didn't get shot or stabbed or anything."