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by Shane Stokes

October 17, 2017

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Ed Sheeran breaks arm in cycling accident, reportedly hit by a car

by VeloClub

Multi-million album selling musician Ed Sheeran could be forced to miss some Tour dates after he was reportedly hit by a car while cycling in London on Monday. The 26-year-old award winning star suffered a broken arm in the accident, and was taken to hospital.

“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,” he stated via Instagram.

Sheeran was touring to promote his third album, titled Divide. It was released in March and has been a huge success, reaching number one in many countries around the world. He was due to play in Taipei next week, and has 14 other shows scheduled this year.

In 2014 U2 singer Bono was badly injured in a cycling accident in Central Park, breaking his arm in six places and fracturing his eye socket.