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Ed Sheeran surprises fans as his own opening act after original opener Khalid was in a car accident

Ed Sheeran to the rescue! 

Fans were treated to an extra dose of Sheeran at his Maryland concert Saturday after the singer-songwriter revealed his opening act, singer Khalid, had been in a car accident.

In a video shared to social media, Sheeran told his packed audience that Khalid “got in a car accident this week,” before confirming he would be his own opening act.

“He’s recovering, and we wish him the best,” he added, before joking with the audience that fans who were not privy to the change might be confused by Sheeran’s initial set.

“Usually when I start playing, as well, it’s like pitch black. And now I get to see everyone. And it’s awesome!”

Ed Sheeran smiles wearing a white shirt in NYC with his guitar strapped over his arm and earpiece hanging on his shirt

After his opening act Khalid got in a car accident, Ed Sheeran decided to be his own opening act at his Maryland concert. (Debra L Rothenberg/WireImage)

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“This is pretty fun,” he continued. “I kind of feel like when you’re the main act, there’s like…a bunch of pressure. …I feel like when you’re the opening act it’s sort of like, ‘let’s have fun.'”

Khalid was previously announced as Sheeran’s opener back in October.

At the time, the “Young Dumb & Broke” singer shared his excitement for joining Sheeran’s The Mathematics Tour, writing on Instagram, “So excited to join my bro Ed Sheeran on tour! This will be my first time performing on a stadium run, and I’m extremely happy to be doing it with [Ed Sheeran]. can’t wait to see and perform for all of you beautiful people (pun intended hahaha),” he said, referencing the Brit’s famous song.


 

 
 

 
 
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Khalid has not spoken pubically on the accident.

A representative for the 25-year-old musician did not immediately return Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Ed Sheeran soft smiles wearing glasses for a photo with Khalid in red at the MTV Video Music Awards

Ed Sheeran was the one who revealed Khalid had been in a car accident. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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