Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran is, as anyone who’s ever interviewed him will attest, one of the nicest blokes in the biz, and he’s also honest; sometimes a little too honest…
As witnessed when he confessed to Aussie radio presenter Smallzy that he once “sharted” onstage after incorrectly judging the velocity, and payload, of a sneaky fart.
More on that in a moment, but first – though staying on the subject of things that shoot out quickly and largely unexpectedly – and during an interview with Capital FM recently, Ed revealed that he wrote his hit track ‘Photograph’ in a matter of mere minutes.
He first explained, “I wrote it with Johnny from Snow Patrol,” and having added that Johnny had a nifty gadget on his laptop that featured a “three-note piano thing” – though we doubt that’s the product’s actual title – Ed added, “I just started singing over that ‘loving can hurt, loving can hurt’.
“Then the song just kind of fell out within about ten minutes. It was pretty cool.”
Unlike the contents of Ed’s under-crackers after that aforementioned shart, of which he told Smallzy, “It was, like, midway through a performance and I was really lively…
“Half way through I was like ‘alright I’m just going to stand for the rest of the performance and hope it’s over soon and then go home and throw these trousers out!’”
So we may need to rename Ed to Follow Me With A Shovel Sheeran then…
Meanwhile though, things took a rather less amusing and light-hearted turn for Ed when comments he made regarding the whole Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift drama were the subject of an article on Buzz Feed, and he felt he’d been misrepresented in it apparently.
However, when Buzz Feed asked Ed to explain to them “how it was taken out of context” so that they could address the issue, he replied, “I was making a point about body image and not race, whilst sticking up for a mate, I definitely said it wrong though, apologies.”
Hopefully that will be the last Ed hears about that drama, so we’ll end this by hearing (for the gazillionth time, and unapologetically so) and seeing Thinking Out Loud. Hopefully there was no sharting during filming or that collapse to the floor at the end could have been very grim indeed..