Ed Sheeran got some disturbing news today, and he was quick to respond.
MTV NEWS UK reported that the 26-year-old “Shape of You” singer might be quitting music forever after he gets off his Divide tour.
The news outlet cited sources from another British news outlet that Ed had basically reached his peak with music — accomplishing everything he had set out to do — and that he’s ready to settle down and start a family.
Ed Sheeran hugs his new friend Peaches close in this cute shot from his trip to Liberia last year.
The British musician just dropped a brand new video for his song “What Do I Know”, highlighting all of his favorite moments from his trip.
“Nothing can prepare you for what you’ll see visiting a place like Monrovia,” Ed shared in a release. “There are so many kids in such desperate situations – but there is also hope.”
He adds, “For those who watch my videos for Red Nose Day, I hope that you are moved as much as I was, and contribute to this incredibly important cause. Now, more ever, I believe that together we can save and change millions of children’s lives in the US and around the world.”
Late last year, Ed spent a few days in West Point, the largest and most dangerous slum in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. He visited projects that use funds raised through Red Nose Day to support disadvantaged children in the township, where an estimated 75,000 people in the city live without clean water or access to sanitation.
Ed Sheeran revealed what to many people might be a tattoo fail, but he says it was the ultimate prank by his friend, actress Saoirse Ronan.
As he explained to his concert audience, he asked Saoirse — who’s rumored to be involved in his “Galway Girl” video — to write “Galway Girl” so he could have it tattooed on his body in her handwriting.
The Oscar-winning actress purposefully misspelled “Galway Girl” to read “Galway Grill,” and Ed is so impressed with the joke, he’s not even mad.
Ed debuted his new ink — and the the incorrect spelling — at his concert in Glasgow, Scotland.
“Thought I’d tell you that,” Ed told his audience. “Haven’t told anyone about that yet… I’m actually kind of proud of it. It’s the kind of thing that I would do.” The tattoo is on his right forearm.
Ed has so many tattoos, we wouldn’t have even noticed! Now he’ll always forever remember his video shoot — and Saoirse for her prank.
Ed Sheeran may not have had a lot of faith in his award-winning songwriting abilities, but his longtime friend Taylor Swift was convinced early on.
She actually just penned an essay about him for Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list.
“A few years ago, in a rare moment of admitting feeling defeated, Ed said to me, ”I’m never going to win a Grammy.’ Yes, you are, I said. You’re going to sweep the whole thing one of these years,” Taylor wrote. “It was a few weeks later when he met me in a dance-shoe store in London, where I was picking out rehearsal outfits, and said, ‘You have to hear this.’ It was a song he’d just finished called “Thinking Out Loud,” which went on to win Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 2016.”
She added, “Congratulations to my friend Ed, for the legacy you’ve already built and the brilliant hook you probably just came up with five minutes ago.”