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Ed Sheeran cancels tour dates, but Dubai gig to go ahead

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LONDON: Singer Ed Sheeran said he was “a bit bruised and broken” on Wednesday but his Dubai gig will still go ahead as planned.
“We have now received an update from the Ed Sheeran team that he is unable to perform for the immediate future. Since Dubai is the last show of the season we have been told that the show is still going ahead as planned. Until we receive any further feedback from Ed we are sending him get well wishes from Dubai and we hope to see him soon.” said Thomas Ovesen, chief executive of 117Live, organizers of the show.
Sheeran is recovering from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancelation of shows on the Asia leg of his tour.
The singer, 26, sported a full cast on one arm and a sling on the other arm as he walked down the red carpet at London’s Q Awards for music.
“I am a bit bruised and broken but I am fine,” the singer told Reuters. “It was a bike accident and I broke my wrist, broke my elbow, broke a rib ... I’ll be alright though.”
Sheeran added that the future of his “Divide” world tour was “up to (my) manager and agent.”
The singer said in an Instagram post this week that he suffered fractures to his wrist and elbow and that he was “unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future.” His injury forced the cancelation of tour dates in Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong so far.
Sheeran went into Wednesday’s awards with three nominations and won the accolade for best act in the world today. The annual ceremony hosted by Britain’s Q magazine, celebrates musical talent.

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