LOS ANGELES — Ed Sheeran injured his right arm Monday morning in a biking accident in London, according to British media reports, which may affect a series of upcoming tour dates. The singer, 26, was riding his bike when a car struck him, the reports 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,” Sheeran wrote in an Instagram post, which features a photograph of his right arm in a cast. “Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x” Sheeran’s Asian tour is scheduled was scheduled to begin next week on October 22 in Taiwan, before heading to Japan, in South Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore. He is also scheduled to play at holiday radio shows in the U.S. in December. The singer recently completed an extensive U.S. tour.
The injury could cause substantial problems for the singer’s live performances, as he usually performs solo, accompanying himself on guitar.
Last month Sheeran took part in a series of “secret” concerts for Give a Home, which raises awareness and funds to support Amnesty’s “I Welcome” campaign to protect the human rights of refugees.
Starting in Auckland and ending in Los Angeles, 100 of the 300 showswere held in the United States. Sheeran performed in Washington DC; other artists who performed included Ani DiFranco (in New Orleans), The National (in Edinburgh, Rudimental (in London), Jake Bugg (in Nottingham), Hozier (in Dublin), and Moby (in L.A.), to name a few.
Sheeran’s DC performance featured Jean-Jean Bashengezi (‘JAJA’), a guitarist, singer and refugee who now lives in the city. Bashengezi’s music draws influence from his roots in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was forced to flee in 1994 when his country descended into deadly conflict following the Rwandan genocide. “We all deserve a home, not just the memory of one,” said Sheeran. “That’s why I’m proud to join Give a Home campaign in raising awareness for the global refugee crisis and funds for Amnesty’s important work.”