Khalid has been an opener on the North American leg of Ed Sheeran’s highly anticipated Mathematics Tour since May 6. However, fans were left wondering about Khalid’s return to the stage after he was involved in a car accident last week.
Khalid’s mother, Linda Wolfe, shared an encouraging update with KVIA ABC-7.
According to the El Paso, Texas outlet, Khalid’s car had started to overheat, so he pulled over, moved to the passenger seat, and was then hit by a passing car. Fortunately, he only sustained minor injuries and is currently recovering. Khalid is expected to rejoin the Mathematics Tour starting this Friday, June 30, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
In order to cover for Khalid’s absence, Ed Sheeran performed as the opening act at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland last Saturday, June 24. Sheeran explained the situation to the crowd, expressing his well wishes for Khalid’s recovery.
Sheeran stated, “He’s recovering, and we wish him the best. And I’m gonna say this after every song because if people don’t know I was gonna be the opening act today, people are gonna be walking in, like, ‘This show isn’t what I thought it was. I thought there’d be more fireworks.’ But here we are. I’m basically playing songs from – (Subtract).”
Sheeran’s North American Mathematics Tour will continue until September 23. He is also concurrently performing his more intimate Subtract Tour. You can find a full list of his upcoming tour dates here.
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