UPDATE: Ed Sheeran has canceled several tour dates in five cities after sustaining a broken wrist and elbow following a bicycling accident.
On Tuesday, the singer shared the news on Instagram that doctors confirmed fractures in his right wrist and left elbow. Sheeran first posted about the bicycle accident and the possibility of having to cancel shows on Monday as he awaited further medical advice. He has officially canceled all scheduled tour dates in Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.
Future tour dates beyond that will be contingent on how quickly he heals. Sheeran is known for his live performances with his guitar, and thus, a broken wrist and elbow would make it very difficult to perform. He also noted in the caption that he is unable to even type his own post since both of his arms have been put in a cast.
EARLIER: Ed Sheeran has sustained an injury from a bicycling accident, the singer-songwriter revealed on Instagram Monday.
“Ive had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows,” wrote Sheeran, 26, alongside an image of his right arm in a cast and his left arm in a sling. “Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x.”
Sheeran is in the midst of his ÷ world tour and is next scheduled to perform in Taipei, Taiwan on Oct. 22, beginning a 14-date Asian leg. Following a four-month break, Sheeran’s next leg of the tour was to kick off in March 2018 in Australia. His North American jaunt wrapped up in Nashville earlier this month after dates in Europe and Latin America.