Sheeran 'good to go' for Singapore gigs

British singer Ed Sheeran performs at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts 2017.
British singer Ed Sheeran performs at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts 2017.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Ed Sheeran 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 said in a press statement released yesterday by AEG Presents, organiser of the gigs here.

The British singer-songwriter 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 had to cancel some of his concerts in Asia.

"Osaka, Tokyo and Manila will be rescheduled for April 2018," he added 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 Sheeran 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.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2017, with the headline 'Sheeran 'good to go' for Singapore gigs'. Print Edition | Subscribe