It’s not the fall that hurts, it’s when you hit the ground. That lesson is not lost on Ed Sheeran, who posted a video on Sunday (Jan. 28) of a close-call near-fall he had while making an entrance to the stage during a recent date on his Mathematics world tour.
In the clip, Sheeran is sprinting up to the stage as a crowd shouts his name, only to get his foot caught on the last step, which causes him to pitch forward. With his trusty acoustic guitar in hand, Sheeran briefly crashes to his knees, but almost instantly recovers and hops up to strum his instrument while turning around to the below-stage void behind him with a knowing smile.
“Styled it out,” Sheeran wrote in an Instagram post featuring the video, which ends with the iconic gif of Keanu Reeves giving a rain-soaked thumbs up from 1991’s Point Break. Sheeran’s elegant recovery earned some plaudits from a few famous followers, with Natasha Bedingfield commenting “Quickest getting up ever,” Steve Aoki adding “Yesss!! Nailed it,” Gavin DeGraw giving Ed props by saying, “nobody noticed” and Diplo writing “crushed it.”
Sheeran spent much of 2023 on the road playing stadiums across Australia/New Zealand and North America before picking up the tour’s dates in the Middle East earlier this month with gigs in Bahrain and the UAE. The tour touched down at Kyocera Dome Osaka in Osaka, Japan on Jan. 27 for the first of a two night run at the venue, where it appears the tripping video was shot.
The Mathematics tour is slated to continue into late 2024 with additional shows across Asia and Europe through a Sept. 8 show at the Larnaca Marina in Cypus.
Watch Sheeran’s near wipe-out below.
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