Ed Sheeran Suspends “Divide” Tour After Breaking Both Arms In A Cycling Accident

Emily Gadsby
Ed Sheeran suspends tour
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This time, Ed Sheeran had more than just his heart broken.

Sheeran ran into some serious trouble while bicycling in London recently. He was knocked off of his bike after colliding with a car, resulting in fractures to his right wrist, left elbow, and rib. With a pain tolerance as high as his ticket sales, the “Shape Of You” singer allegedly didn’t notice the extent of his injuries until the next morning. 

“I got up and cycled home then went to bed and woke up the next morning in a lot of pain and went to hospital. I didn’t know it was broken,” Sheeran revealed while attending the Q Awards at London’s Roundhouse.

While breaking your arm in three different places is never a good time, the consequences are especially devastating for Sheeran, a performer known for his string-strumming talent and high energy shows.

The Grammy Award winner has vigilantly kept his fans in the loop since the accident, posting a picture of his bandaged arms to Instagram to break the news.

Unfortunately for the fans that purchased tickets to shows from the Asian leg of his “Divide” world tour, Sheeran quickly posted a followup IG photo explaining exactly how the injury would affect his schedule. 

“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 dictated, unable to type as he has both arms casted/bandaged. “I’m waiting to see how the healing progresses before we have to decide on shows beyond that. Please stay tuned for more details.”

Dedicated to giving his fans the show they “paid to see,” Sheeran won’t consider bringing in backup band to replicate the singer’s one-man show. Thankfully, the ginger-haired guitar god revealed to interviewers at the Q Awards that he’ll push through the pain and will be “back in a month.”