Ed Sheeran has just announced on his Instagram that he will make up for yesterday's cancelled concert "before the year ends".
I wasn’t allowed on stage yesterday, none of my team were either. We all thought the lightening would pass and we’d get to do the show, but it didn’t, and then the show had to be cancelled. I apologise to each and every fan that waited for so long in the rain, and I promise you, before the year is done, I will be back to make it up to you.
The second of his two Hong Kong gigs, as part of his Divide World tour, was cancelled more than two hours after the event was due to have started. Despite the Hong Kong Observatory issuing the thunderstorm warning at 5.05pm, the concert was announced to be only "delayed" at around 8.45pm, with the cancellation announced at around 9.15pm.
Fans were obviously disappointed, with many of them taking to social media to express their annoyance. Although the organisers said on the HK Ticketing website that full refunds would be available, Ed's announcement that he will "make it up to" his Hong Kong fans is likely a much more appealing outcome.
This is the second time many local fans have missed out on seeing their idol; Sheeran's HK tour dates were cancelled in 2017 after he broke one arm and seriously injured the other in a biking accident.