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Ed Sheeran expecting to be back to touring “in a month”

By | Published on Thursday 19 October 2017

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran reckons he’ll be back performing again “in a month”, which is good news. Although not if you have tickets to any of his still-to-be-cancelled shows in the next month.

As previously reported, Sheeran fractured his right wrist, left elbow and (it turns out) a rib when he was knocked off his bike by a car earlier this week. This led to the cancellation of the first seven shows on his upcoming Asian tour, due to begin in Taipei this Sunday.

“It’s a wrist, elbow and rib”, he told reporters at the Q Awards yesterday – where he took home the Best Act In The World Today prize. “I can’t do some shows but I’ll be back in a month”.

If he’s out of action for another month, that would put shows in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand out of the picture, with a possible return to that stage at Mumbai’s Jio Garden in India on 19 Nov. As for confirmation on further cancellations, Sheeran wouldn’t be drawn, saying: “That’s up to [my] manager and agent. I’m staying out of that one”.

He can still sing though. Why not just perform with a band? I mean, aside from the fact that there’s no time to rehearse. He said: “I’m a one man show – I don’t have a band – it’s me with an acoustic guitar and a loop pedal, so there’s not much I can do. I’m not going to short-change fans [by] getting another musician to play it. If you come to see a show, it should be the show that you paid to see”.

But enough of this. I know what you’re really wondering. What about all the admin that surely comes with being Best Act In The World Today? “I can’t type, and I have a string of emails that I haven’t been able to look at”, he explained. “I have an automatic reply that goes out saying I can’t type”.

Good idea, I might try that one.