Knee injury won’t stop Jedward star giving park show his all
IPSWICH: Edward Grimes isn’t going to let his devastating knee injury stop him wowing a packed Christchurch Park.
The other half of pop act Jedward is chilling in the back of a car on the way home to his native Ireland ahead of Big Friday, which will also feature Diversity, Stacey Solomon, Danyl Johnson and Jamie Archer.
There were fears he and twin brother John would have to cancel their appearance after his fall at T4 On The Beach at the weekend.
It was first thought Edward had broken his leg after landing awkwardly during their Ghostbusters routine at the event in West on-super-Mare, Somerset. Doctors confirmed he’d torn his knee ligaments and will have to undergo surgery.
“I’m cool. I wasn’t really focused on it, I’m thinking about all the stuff we’ve got ahead of us - Ipswich, our Irish tour. I felt like I was letting down the fans, so I’m focused on getting fixed up and ready for the tour,” says the 18-year-old, who braved the agony to finish the number before being rushed to hospital.
“I’ll perform my best, me an John’s performances are so big, so high energy, even me with a broken leg would still be like other artists.”
John reveals they’ll be singing five songs during the show.
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“We’re really excited about Friday, we’ve got lots of fans in Ipswich. It’s the first show since Ed’s accident, we’re gonna do it kind of different because he’s injured - but I’ll still be going crazy.”
Right now they’re preparing for the release of their album, Planet Jedward, on July 26 and are enjoying having ITV2 follow their every move for a documentary due to air in August.
“They’re filming all the things our fans never get to see, it’s loads of fun,” adds John.
He also revealed the duo hope to return to Ipswich or nearby during their UK tour, which kicks off later this year. Fans can expect quite a show when it does, with cannons catapulting them across the stage some of the stunts being discussed.