Ed Sheeran confirms his Singapore shows will go on as planned

Ed Sheeran announced on social media last week that he had a bicycle accident, which left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib, and that he would have to cancel some of his concerts in Asia.
Ed Sheeran announced on social media last week that he had a bicycle accident, which left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib, and that he would have to cancel some of his concerts in Asia.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SINGAPORE - Ed Sheeran fans can breathe a sigh of relief - the British singer-songwriter has confirmed that his upcoming shows at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Nov 11 and 12 will not be cancelled.

"A follow-up visit to my doctors today confirmed that I will be good to go from the Singapore shows onwards," he says in a press statement released on Thursday (Oct 26) by AEG Presents,organiser of the gigs here.

Sheeran announced on social media last week that he had a bicycle accident, which left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib, and that he would have to cancel some of his concerts in Asia.

"Osaka, Tokyo and Manila will be rescheduled for April 2018," he adds in the statement. "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."

The Singapore shows will kick off his Asian and Middle Eastern tour, after which he will also perform in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Mumbai and Dubai.

 

Hundreds of his fans queued up, many of them overnight, when tickets to his Singapore shows went on sale in May. All the tickets for both days sold out quickly after they went on sale.