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Ed Sheeran cancels shows after cycling accident

By | Published on Wednesday 18 October 2017

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has, as I think we all expected, announced the cancellation of several upcoming tour dates, after being injured in a traffic accident.

As previously reported, Sheeran was hit by a car while cycling in London on Monday. The musician was left with fractures to his right wrist and left elbow, making guitar playing quite unlikely.

Having previously said that he was “waiting on some medical advice” before making any announcement about upcoming live performances, he confirmed last night that he would have to miss at least the first seven shows of his Asian tour.

“A visit to my doctors confirmed fractures in my right wrist and left elbow that will leave me unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future”, he said on Instagram. “Sadly, this means that the following shows will not be able to go ahead as planned: Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong. I’m waiting to see how the healing progresses before we have to decide on shows beyond that. Please stay tuned for more details”.

A postscript noted that “Ed isn’t typing this as he has both arms casted/bandaged”, just in case you thought he was faking.

Sheeran had been due to perform in Taipei this Sunday. His next scheduled show is now at Manila’s Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds in the Philippines on 7 Nov.