British pop star Ed Sheeran was rushed to hospital after he was knocked off his bike in London in the early hours of Monday, reports said.

Sheeran suffered a broken arm after his cycle collided with a car. He also shared a photograph of his broken arm on Instagram and assured his fans that he was doing fine.

He wrote: "I've had a bit of a bicycle accident and I'm currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news."

His friend, DJ Smallzy also tweeted: "Sources in LDN @edsheeran telling me he's been hit by a car while riding a bike. Sending healing vibes."

Soon after the news of Sheeran's accident spread, his fans started wishing him an early recovery on Twitter.

The musician's accident has also put his touring itinerary in jeopardy. He was scheduled to perform in Asia over the next few weeks, and there are possibilities that they might be cancelled if he is unable to perform with his broken arm, reports said. 

The 26-year-old performer, who was on a break from his world tour, was expected to resume with a gig in Taipei, Taiwan, on Oct. 22, followed by appearances in Seoul in South Korea; Osaka and Tokyo in Japan; Hong Kong; the Philippines; Indonesia and Singapore; before moving on to Malaysia and Thailand in November.

The English pop stay famously plays his concerts solo, in which he uses only a guitar and a loop pedal to layer up his hit songs such as "Thinking Out Loud," "Sing," and "Shape of You."

He has also clarified to BBC in an interview that he would never consider playing with a backing band. "I don't feel like there's anything interesting or new about seeing a singer-songwriter with a band behind them," he said.

"I don't feel like if I suddenly got a band, everyone would go, 'Wow!'. I actually feel it'd take away from me."

In July, Sheeran temporarily deleted his Twitter account, without providing an explanation to the public. His cameo appearance on the popular show "Game of Thrones" during that time received a mixed response on social media, prompting his fans to speculate that the "Castle on the Hill" singer deleted his micro-blogging account because of trolls, reports said.

"I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things," Sheeran said. "Twitter's a platform for that."

In the fall of 2009, Sheeran studied music at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Surrey, England, as an undergraduate.

Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx is often credited with Sheeran's discovery. Foxx was so impressed by Sheeran's talent when he played at The Foxxhole open mic — a music night run by the musician and actor — that he opened up his recording studio and Hollywood home to Sheeran, according to Popsugar.