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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 December 2018

Update on Dubai concert: Ed Sheeran's arm healing well 

Singer Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the Q Awards in London, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Joel Ryan / Invision / AP
Singer Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the Q Awards in London, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Joel Ryan / Invision / AP

Ed Sheeran's upcoming Asia tour will go ahead.

However, this comes after a slew of shows being cancelled due to the singer-songwriter breaking his arm in a bicycle accident earlier in the month.

The tour will now kick off in Singapore November 11 with the Osaka, Tokyo and Manila rescheduled for April next year. Fans in Taipai, Seoul and Hong Kong will be disappointed as those cancelled dates have not been rescheduled.

A statement from the organiser of his Dubai concert have re-confirmed that the pop-singer will appear on the stage for his November 23 show at Dubai Autism Rocks Arena.

“We have now received a further update from Ed Sheeran’s team regarding his show at the Autism Rocks Arena on Thursday 23rd November. After a consultation with his doctor, his injuries are healing well and he has confirmed that the show will still be going ahead as planned. We are glad Ed’s recovery is going speedily and the team here at 117 Live can’t wait to welcome him to Dubai for what will be an epic show.” said Thomas Ovesen, the Chief Executive Officer of 117Live.

Here is Sheeran's Facebook status in full. "Hey guys so I had a follow-up visit to the doctor today and he said that with physical therapy and what not, I should be alright to from the Singapore show early next month. We will work really really hard to try to find a a time to reschedule them, but as it stands the shows right now have to be cancelled. I haven't cancelled a show before and this has been quite a difficult decision to do, but I physically can't play at the moment, and it's the utmost importance to get my arm so I can play, hopefully for the rest of my life, so I hope everyone understand this. We're going to work pretty hard to come back and I hope you believe me when I say, I really really do want to come back and do these shows, and I am really sorry that I had to cancel them. Sorry for everyone that was affected and I hope you understand my reason for doing it and all the love and thanks for being supportive."

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