Ed Sheeran confirms which upcoming Asia tour dates are still on

The singer, who was recently in a bicycle accident, has had to reschedule or cancel a few shows

By Andrea Tim | Published: 27 Oct 2017

Is Sheeran back on?
Photo: Ed Sheeran/Instagram

Good news, Kuala Lumpur. Ed Sheeran has confirmed that his 14 November concert date for Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil will still go on as scheduled.

The singer suffered from fractures in his arms after a bicycle accident. It is not certain when the accident was, but he's announced in a statement published on organiser PR Worldwide's Facebook page that he's healed up well enough to perform from 11 November in Singapore.

A follow up visit to my doctors today confirmed that I will be good to go from the Singapore shows onwards. Osaka, Tokyo and Manila will be rescheduled for April 2018. My dates in Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong and Jakarta will sadly need to be cancelled as it's just been impossible to reschedule these for next year. I'm really gutted that not all the postponed dates could be rescheduled and I am working hard with my team to try and come back to these places as soon as I can to see all of you. I'm sorry to everyone who has been affected by this.

Ed's never cancelled shows before, but a fractured elbow, wrist and rib meant that as a solo performer with no backing band, putting more stress on his injured arms would mean he'd never play again. "It's good to be sensible," he said of following his doctors' advice on The Jonathan Ross Show earlier this week.

"Thing is, when [the accident] happened, like I got up and I was like 'That hurt' and then cycled to the pub," he said. "And then went home, went to sleep. And when woke up at like 5 o'clock in the morning in a lot of pain.

We're glad it all worked out, Ed. American singer Lauv, who's known for his hit single I Like Me Better, will be Ed's supporting act during the latter's Asia tour. Tickets for his Kuala Lumpur show sold out in mere hours after being released.

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