March 30, 2013


Ed Sheeran Almost Stabbed Taylor Swift With 'Lord of the Rings' Sword

Angela Cranford for MSG
Angela Cranford for MSG

Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have been BFFs for a while now, so clearly he's never confessed his hardcore Lord of the Rings fandom. But when T. Swizzle discovered his deep, dark secret it was almost too late. 

The British singer-songwriter is opening Swift's Red tour for the next six months, and while on a private flight to Nashville Sheeran’s authentic Lord of the Rings sword nearly stabbed Swift. Write a song about that, Taylor.

Sheeran told MTV News that the sword was a present from the film's director Peter Jackson. "I got it shipped over to Omaha, so I was bringing it back to Nashville and I think [Taylor] and her crew were weirded out by it anyway," Sheeran said. "They were just like, 'Why does Ed have a sword?'"

As the plane took off his sword began to slide down from the overhead bin. "I was like, 'No!' It was just about to impale Taylor."

Sheeran doesn't explain how the sword magically stopped from slashing Taylor (is Sheeran being a humble hero?), but thankfully no one was hurt.

Hey Taylor, are you sure Sheeran isn't the real inspiration behind "I Knew You Were Trouble"?