“Cheers @damienhirst x,” the “Shape of You” singer, 26, captioned the snap, which featured Hirst filling up Sheeran’s black cast with some of the artist’s trademark multi-colored spots. On Tuesday, Sheeran confirmed to his fans that he had broken his right wrist and left elbow in a biking accident.
In an interview for Saturday’s episode of The Jonathan Ross Show, Sheeran went into detail about the accident, saying “I broke my wrist, my elbow and my rib. I came off a bike quite fast, a bicycle, a pedal bike. I was in Suffolk [going down a really steep hill].”
However, instead of immediately going to the doctor, Sheeran went to the pub instead. “The thing is, when it happened, I got up and was like, ‘That hurt’ and then cycled to the pub. Went home, went to sleep and then woke up at five o’clock in the morning in a lot of pain. And then went to the hospital.”
Upon seeking medical attention, Sheeran was persuaded to postpone upcoming shows in Asia after learning the injuries could prevent him from playing guitar in the future if he continued before recovering. He is expected to take four weeks off to recuperate.