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Singer-songwriter broke bones in both arms and fractured rib, forcing him to cancel tour dates

Ed Sheeran has revealed that he cycled to the pub after the bike crash earlier this week in which he broke bones in both his arms and fractured a rib.

Speaking on the Jonathan Ross show to be screened tomorrow evening on ITV, the singer-songwriter said that he only realised how serious his injuries were the following morning.

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

The 26-year-old chart-topper also confirmed that the crash happened as he rode down a steep hill in Suffolk, where he lives, and not in London as had originally been reported.

His injuries have forced him to cancel several dates on his forthcoming tour of Asia.

According to the Ipswich Star, Sheeran said: “I was in Suffolk. The thing is, when it happened, I got up and was like, ‘That hurt’ and then cycled to the pub.

“Went home, went to sleep and then woke up at five o’clock in the morning in a lot of pain.

“And then went to the hospital.

“I don’t think I’m going to cycle for a while. I’ve got quite a big tour next year.

“I’m quite a clumsy guy anyway,” he continued.

“I remember before a show in 2013 I had to have 12 stitches in my hand because I was playing drums with two beer bottles at about four o’clock in the morning and smashed my hand.

“But I did a show after that and, it wasn’t fine, but I did a show.

“Then I put my foot in a boiling geyser in Iceland, I had my face cut open, I’m a very clumsy person,” he added.

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.