Sting, 68, sports a sling and is unable to play guitar on stage in France after having an ‘accident with his shoulder’
Rocker Sting was sporting a sling for his latest run of concerts after injuring his shoulder on tour.
The Fields of Gold singer, who is currently unable to play guitar on stage, is thought to have sustained the injury on tour over the last week in between his appearance in Osaka Japan on October 15 and his latest series of gigs in France.
Sting, 68, who cancelled tour dates in July due to a mystery illness told his French audience in their native language what had happened.
Sending out an SOS! Sting, 68, sported a sling and was unable to play guitar on stage in France on Friday after having an ‘accident with his shoulder’
He said: ‘Good evening. Let me explain this. I had an accident with my shoulder. Unfortunately I cannot play my guitar this evening, but I can sing. The show must go on.’
He also appeared on a local radio station sporting his sling as concerned fans asked if he was OK.
Others joked he might have a problem performing tantric sex for six hours.
Sting, real name Gordon Sumner, who was last seen exploring the streets of Japan before having to wear his sling, carried on through his set and at one point even tried to shake a tambourine.
He said: ‘Good evening. Let me explain this. I had an accident with my shoulder. Unfortunately I cannot play my guitar this evening, but I can sing. The show must go on’
Here he goes: He also appeared on a local radio station sporting his sling as concerned fans asked if he was OK. Others joked he might have a problem performing tantric sex for six hours
He recounted how he wrote the song Roxanne after sharing a hotel with a prostitute in Paris and was in fun spirits as he performed for his crowd.
It is thought he will continue his tour of France before heading to Italy, Germany, Poland then North America in November.
Meanwhile, in July, Sting – the former Police frontman – had to cancel a number of European shows.
He announced the news on Twitter, blaming an unspecified illness for keeping him off the stage.
The post read: ‘It is with great regret that Sting’s concerts… will be cancelled.
‘Sting is under the weather and under doctor’s orders,’ it continued, saying he was ‘forced’ not to take to the stage.
‘Sting sincerely regrets disappointing or causing any inconvenience to the fans and will be offering refunds to the disappointed concert-goers.’
The star has previously spoken about being offered a Vegas residency position which he felt he wasn’t ‘quite ready for’ at the time.
Residencies in Vegas were once meant for acts heading into retirement or in the final stretch of their careers, but that’s changed with contemporary artists going to the city to perform, from Jennifer Lopez to Lady Gaga.
Taking this into consideration, he explained: ‘I always thought, “I’m not quite ready for that. I’m still a touring animal.” [Now] I’m ready.’
‘Being in one place is actually a different, spiritual vibe,’ he continued. ‘Welcoming people into your house – that’s basically what it’s going to be.
‘I’ll be telling the story of my life through songs. I’ve had a long, interesting life and I can’t wait.’
Something up? Meanwhile, in July, Sting – the former Police frontman – had to cancel a number of European shows
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