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Injured Ed Sheeran’s Hong Kong shows postponed after accident

The British singer posts cancellations and photos of his cast on social media after bicycle accident. The concert promoters have not yet released details of refunds or rescheduled dates

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 October, 2017, 10:47am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 October, 2017, 10:47am

A number of Ed Sheeran’s upcoming Asia shows – including two concerts at AsiaWorld-Expo scheduled for November 4 and 5 – have been postponed after the British singer injured himself in a bicycle accident.

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“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,” Sheeran announced on his social media accounts earlier today.

“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.”

The post added: “PS – Ed isn’t typing this as he has both arms casted/bandaged.”

The singer posted a new photo of his right arm in a cast, following a similar image posted yesterday.

Sheeran is dependant on his right arm to perform; his current Divide world tour – that has already taken him to Europe, the US and Latin America – features him solo onstage with just his guitar.

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Concert organiser AEG Presents Asia announced on its Facebook page that the Asia shows had been postponed. It did not provide any details on ticket refunds, or say when the shows would be rescheduled.

After the planned Hong Kong shows, the Divide tour is scheduled to move to Manila (November 7), Jakarta (November 9), Singapore (November 11 and 12), Kuala Lumpur (November 14), Bangkok (November 16) and Mumbai (November 19).