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Ed Sheeran says he broke both arms in Monday's bike crash

Several tour dates in Far East cancelled as chart-topping singer-songwriter reveals extent of injurires

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has confirmed that he sustained fractures in both arms when he was involved in a bike crash earlier this week and that he will have to cancel a number of forthcoming concerts in the Far East.

He broke the news in a post on Instagram, the same social media channel where he announced his initial injury on Monday, when he posted a picture of himself with his right arm in a plaster cast.

But now the 26-year-old says that as well as breaking his right wrist, he has also fractured his left elbow.

“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,” he said.

“Sadly, this means that the following shows will not be able to go ahead as planned: Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

“I’m waiting to see how the healing progresses before we have to decide on shows beyond that. Please stay tuned for more details.”

On Monday, Sydney-based DJ Smallzy, who knows the British musician, said on social media that sources close to Sheeran had told him he had been knocked from his bike in a collision with a motor vehicle in London, though no further details have emerged.

In his original Instagram post on Monday, Sheeran said: I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news.”

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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