British pop star announces update to his Asia tour following injuries in cycling accident
Pop star Ed Sheeran will be fit to play his scheduled concert in Dubai on November 23, allaying fears of cancellation following a recent cycling accident.
In a Facebook post, the British singer-songwriter said that his tour will continue as planned from November 11 when he is due to play in Singapore.
The 26-year-old has been forced to schedule some of his Asia tour following the accident in which he broke his arm, meaning he cannot play his guitar.
And according to a separate Facebook post by promotors AEG Presents Asia, the Dubai date at the Autism Rocks Arena is on the list of concerts that will go ahead.
Sheeran said: "A follow-up visit to the doctor's today confirmed that I will be good to go from the Singapore shows onwards."
Osaka, Tokyo and Manila will be rescheduled for April 2018 but due to scheduling conflicts, the dates in Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong and Jakarta have been cancelled.
"I haven't cancelled a show before, this has been quite a difficult decision," he said in the video. "I physically can't play at the moment ... It's the utmost importance to get my arms healed so I can play, hopefully, for the rest of my life."
The two-time Grammy winner's latest album "Divide" smashed Spotify records, notching up 57 million listens on the first day of its release in March -- nearly twice the previous highest.
Sheeran cut his musical teeth from the age of four at a local church choir, and learned to play the guitar and write songs at a young age.
He honed his talent by busking and playing in bars, and won breakthrough international success with his 2014 love ballad "Thinking Out Loud", which became the first song on Spotify to be streamed half a billion times.For all the latest art news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.