Tokio Myers' back in pain after Britain's Got Talent final

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 June 2017
Tokio Myers

Tokio Myers

Tokio Myers' back was in "so much pain" when he fell to the floor after being named as the winner of 'Britain's Got Talent'

Tokio Myers' back was in "so much pain" when he fell to the floor after being named as the winner of 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The 32-year-old musician threw himself to the floor of the stage in surprise when presenting duo Ant and Dec announced he had beaten eight-year-old magician Issy Simpson to be crowned the winner of the talent competition, and he has now said he severely hurt his back in doing so.

He said: "My back was in so much pain but I didn't care because I'd won!"

As the winning act, Tokio received a whopping £250,000 cash prize, as well as having the honour of performing for royalty with a spot on the bill at the Royal Variety Performance later this year.

And the pianist - who won the show with a moving rendition of Rag'n'Bone Man's hit single 'Human' - has said he's hoping to have "made an album" by the time his special performance rolls around in November.

He said: "There's still quite a while to go before that happens so I hope that I'll have made an album by then and I could potentially use some of that material for the Queen.

"I'm really happy [with] the response I've been getting on 'Britain's Got Talent'. It seems to me that people are ready for a change in what they listen to. Hopefully, the Queen is too!"

Tokio is already hard at work on new music, and has said he has already been contacted by a number of artists who he wants to work with.

He said: "I've got a long list of artists that I want to work with. People have been reaching out to me and I'm definitely going to take those opportunities."

The star went on to say there's "a lot more" fans can expect from him, as he's got "so many ideas" about ventures he wants to pursue.

Speaking on ITV's 'Lorraine', Tokio said: "I've always liked doing things that no-one has done before. Ever since I was a kid, I've always found myself going into music rooms to practise. Wherever there was a piano, I was there. I've got so many ideas about where I want to take this. There's a lot more to come."

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