The broken digit has already forced the delay of an Irish tour for the modfather...

PAUL WELLER has been forced to postpone his GERMAN tour due to an ongoing thumb injury.

Weller postponed a series of dates in Ireland after an accident left him with a broken thumb and unable to play. It was anticipated he would be well enough to play the first date on his solo German tour, due to commence in Dusseldorf on March 1.

However, according to the official Paul Weller website, [url=], he visited the doctor earlier today, who advised him not to go ahead with the dates.

The postponed dates are at:

Dusseldorf Savoy (March 1)

Hamburg Fabrik (2)

Berlin SFB Club Sendesaal (3)

Cologne Gloria (5)

Bochum Bahnhof Langendreer (6)

Darmstadt Centralstation (7)

Munich Muffathalle (8)

In other news, it has been reported that Weller is to collaborate with folk legend John Martyn, although no date has been confirmed for the sessions.