Entertainment Celebrity Ed Sheeran shows in doubt after breaking arm in altercation with car

Ed Sheeran shows in doubt after breaking arm in altercation with car

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Ed Sheeran has been hit by a car in London after being knocked off his bike. Photo: Getty
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Pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has broken his arm after a bike accident in London, which could place his upcoming tour dates in jeopardy.

“I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident,” Sheeran wrote on his Instagram page, posting a photo of his right arm in a cast.

“I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows.

“Please stay tuned for further news.”

The 26-year-old star was to perform in Taipei next week after a break from his world tour.

He has 14 more gig dates scheduled before the end of the year including concerts in Japan, South Korea and Thailand.

He is due to next visit Australia in March next year.

His world tour is in support of his third album Divide, one of the best-selling albums of 2017, which was released earlier this year.

Sheeran is known for playing solo at his concerts, with guitar in hand and a loop pedal to layer up songs like crowd favourites Thinking Out Loud, Sing and Shape of You.

His broken arm has raised doubt over his ability to perform live gigs while healing from his injuries.

Sheeran has in the past said he would never consider playing with a band at his live shows.

“I don’t feel like there’s anything interesting or new about seeing a singer-songwriter with a band behind them,” he told BBC.

“I don’t feel like if I suddenly got a band, everyone would go, ‘Wow!’. I actually feel it’d take away from me.”

The Mirror also reported that Sheeran was hit by a car while he rode his bike.

The incident adds to a collection of recent injuries including Sheeran slicing his face in a fake knighthood ceremony and suffering severe burns to his foot at a hot spring.