Khalid, a chart-topping pop musician, released his sophomore album, Free Spirit, only two years after his debut, American Teen. The singer has done well in the years since he first became famous to avoid being featured in tabloids.
An automobile accident he was in made news in June of 2023, though. Where did he go, then? To stay current, read on.
Khalid Car Accident
Khalid’s mother claims that on the day of the crash, her son was having automotive issues due to the vehicle overheating. He had stopped on the side of the road in accordance with safety regulations.
A tragic accident occurred as they were sitting in the passenger seat of the stopped car. Khalid suffered just minor injuries in the accident, but he has temporarily put his performance career on hold as he recovers.
Here’s The Update on Khalid’s Health
Sheeran informed the audience at his DC show on June 24 that Khalid had been in a vehicle accident recently. In Massachusetts, John Mayer will be the opening act for the “Shape of You” singer on Friday, and Little Big Town will do the same on Saturday, as confirmed by Gillette Stadium on Twitter.
After Khalid’s accident the previous weekend, Sheeran was forced to perform the opening act himself.
“DC, I was my own opening act this weekend and it was so fun to do,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram after the show. “Hope @thegr8khalid is recovering and is okay.”
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Fans of Taylor Swift, who Sheeran is known to be close with, have begun discussing his choice of Mayer as an opener. A number of people have brought up the fact that on July 7 Swift will release her album “Speak Now,” which features a song called “Dear John” that is popularly believed to be a diss track against Mayer.
How is it possible that John Mayer is opening for Ed Sheeran tonight… on the release week of Speak Now TV… and I’m going to be in the audience to witness it lol I feel like I’m cheating
— Samantha ✨️ (Eras Tour 5/19 & 5/21) (@MamaEmmerson) June 30, 2023
On Friday, one Twitter user speculated, “I wonder how much he’ll get booed.”
Someone else said they were “laughing at the fact that John Mayer has been reduced to an opening act while Taylor is selling out stadiums.”
In October, it was revealed that Khalid would be opening for Sheeran.
“So excited to join my bro Ed Sheeran on tour! This will be my first time performing on a stadium run, and I’m extremely happy to be doing it with (Ed Sheeran). can’t wait to see and perform for all of you beautiful people (pun intended hahaha),” he wrote on Instagram, referencing the Brit’s famous song on which Khalid is featured
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