Sting, 68, sports a sling after having an 'accident with his shoulder

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Sting, 68, sports a sling and is unable to play guitar on stage in France after having an 'accident with his shoulder'

By Rebecca Davison for MailOnline

Published: 08:42 BST, 21 October 2019 | Updated: 09:07 BST, 21 October 2019

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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'

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'

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' 

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