Ed Sheeran has confirmed his fans worst fears – he will not be performing live for the ‘immediate future’ following a nasty cycling accident.
The Sing hitmaker suffered a fractured right wrist and left elbow after he was knocked off his bike in London on Monday, shortly before he was due to fly to Asia to kick off a string of tour dates.
Now Ed has broken the news to his fans, taking to Instagram to reveal his injuries have forced him to postpone his upcoming shows in Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Unable to type, Ed used a trusty aide to relay the disappointing message, saying: ‘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.
‘Sadly, this means that the following shows will not be able to go ahead as planned: Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong.’
He added: ‘I’m waiting to see how the healing progresses before we have to decide on shows beyond that. Please stay tuned for more details. PS – Ed isn’t typing this as he has both arms casted/bandaged.’
While many fans were sympathetic, those lucky enough to have tickets to his now-postponed shows couldn’t hide their disappointment.
‘So you let down all these people that have paid to see you just because you did that,’ fumed one.
‘I’m so disappointed,’ slammed another. ‘I thought the concert was okay because you can stand and sing even though without playing guitar…The fans have been excited to see you for ages.’
‘Soooo…. did you break your legs as well!?! And also, I was unaware you’re the only one who can play your tunes on guitar #justsayin’ raged a third.
The Galway Girl singer shocked fans when he revealed he’d been caught up in a crash on Monday.
Straight after the crash, Ed wrote: ‘I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x’
He has 15 Asia tour dates planned, which are due to see him play in Tokyo, Manila and Singapore between now and November 23.