The bicycle that broke Ed Sheeran’s arm has been awarded an MBE after it was revealed this week that the 26-year-old may not be able to perform again this year.
The bicycle, a mountain bike that would like to remain anonymous, was awarded the prestigious honour for ‘services to musical taste’ in a last-minute ceremony held earlier today.
The family of the bicycle expressed their immense pride at the news of the honour, which they claim was completely unexpected.
“It’s such an honour to see our child recognised in this way,” said R. Chopper, the bicycle’s father.
“His cousin has always been the star in the bicycle family, after he threw Bono off a couple of years ago and dislocated his shoulder, forcing cancellations of so many U2 gigs.
“But we never thought our boy would ever achieve anything like this, not with him just being a push bike and everything.
“But to see him make such a positive contribution to the world around him gives such a huge sense of pride for me and his mum.”
Musical experts said that the bicycle was only awarded an MBE because technically Ed Sheeran can still sing.
“If the bike had managed to damage his vocal chords, or somehow rendered him mute, then we’re in ‘Knighthood’ territory,” explained Simon Williams, an expert in the Commonwealth honours system.
Fans of the singer have been reassured following news of the star’s recent injury with the announcement that a 97-hour recording of Sheeran undergoing physical therapy would automatically be available to download on iTunes by Friday.