October 25, 2016

Ed Sheeran to undergo ear surgery after NZ show

Ed Sheeran’s taking a break to fix his ear drum.

There a few things a musician needs to be in top working order – their ears being pretty vital on that list.

So Ed Sheeran is taking a break to get surgery after bursting his ear drum during a recent boating trip.

In an interview with Aussie radio station Nova, Sheeran said he would have to get the operation in January, “because I stupidly jumped off a yacht really high up” while on holiday in Spain earlier this year.

“I landed wrong and it burst my eardrum so I have to go and get a graft, which means I’m not allowed to fly for a while, so it’s kind of good; it means I have to stay at home,” said the singer.

“I didn’t realise what happened until I went in the water again and it’s the most painful thing, having a hole in your eardrum and having water go in.”

Sheeran was planning to take a hiatus following the end of his world tour already  – only now he’ll be spending part of it in recovery.

But fans have no need to worry, the singer will still perform his final, sold-out show in New Zealand before he goes.

He’ll play Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium on December 12.

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