Ed Sheeran makes it to Malaysia, wows crowd

KUALA LUMPUR: Ed Sheeran almost did not make it to Malaysia after he broke his arm in a cycling accident last month.

But make it he did, and the British singer wowed a sold-out crowd of thousands at the Axiata Arena on Tuesday night.

"The last time I came here, there were like 2,000 people. Look at this now," Sheeran marveled during the show.

If the arm still hurt, Sheeran certainly did not show it, as he powered through hits like The A-Team, Thinking Out Loud, Dive, and his global smash hit Shape Of You.

Although the concert was scheduled to start at 8pm, fans started showing up at the Axiata Arena as early as 4pm.

Opening act Lauv got the crowd pumped up before the main act which started at around 8.45pm.

Organised by PR Worldwide, the Malaysian concert was part of Sheeran's Divide World Tour.