The star may lose up to 20 per cent of the mobility in his wrist following the fracture...

Ryan Adams will have surgery this week on his damaged wrist.

The singer’s world tour has been pulled following the incident in Liverpool (January 22) when he fell from the stage during a show at the Royal Court.

Now back in New York, NME.COM understands the surgery is scheduled for this week.


Speaking previously to NME.COM, he said: “I heard the noise but I didn’t feel the pain. The sound of my wrist breaking off my arm was really loud. It popped. People heard it. I think you could hear the break. I remember thinking ‘OK, my neck is fine’, then making sure my back was OK. Then people came to help me. Then I looked at my arm and went ‘Oh shit!’ To begin with I thought it was just swollen but after a first glance I knew exactly what had happened. I was thinking ‘This is it, it’s fucked’.”

The star was rushed to the Royal Liverpool Hospital for treatment. He was kept in overnight and then made a trip to London to see a specialist on Friday (January 23) where the decision was made to fly back to New York to recover. The initial diagnosis is that it could take two months to set the bone, and Ryan Adams could lose up to 20 per cent of the mobility in his wrist.

Ryan Adams continued: “They said it’ll take at least six weeks or two months. That’s for the bones to take. They might have to wire it together with metal wires. The guess now is that I could lose up to 20 per cent of the mobility in my wrist. That’s the percentage I won’t be able to bend it any more. My fingers and hand will be fine but I’ll have to re-train my wrist. We’ll see about guitar but it might make me a great piano player! I have a feeling I’ll be able to pull through. It’s all about making sure I can get my wrist about a guitar.”