It's the Irish blood in him. We're hardy souls, y'see.

Ed Sheeran made the news in recent days after he took a tumble off his bike in Suffolk - not London, as was originally reported - after allegedly being hit by a car.

He ended up having to postpone tour dates in Asia after fracturing his wrist and his elbow in the accident - but now he's revealed that he was so unaware of the extent of the injury that not only did he not go straight to the hospital - he went straight to the pub.

Sheeran told Jonathan Ross the full story on the show which is to be broadcast tomorrow on ITV. "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]," he explained. "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.”

He added that he had initially insisted that he'd continue his tour. “I did try to be like ‘I will.’ I tried to say I’ll carry on doing the shows, but they said if I put any more stress on it, I might not be able to play [guitar] again so it’s good to be sensible," he said.

The good news for fans is that it's looking light he may resume playing 'within a month', if his recent comments are anything to go by.