December 10, 2015


Ed Sheeran To Have Surgery in January

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Glenn Hunt/Getty Images

Ed Sheeran has revealed that he will have surgery early next year to repair a damaged eardrum.

The singer-songwriter, who is wrapping up his world tour in New Zealand later this week, told Australia's Nova radio (via Billboard) that a silly accident earlier this year resulted in a hole in his eardrum, and he'll be having it fixed in January.

“I have to have an operation in January on my ear because I stupidly jumped off a yacht really high up and smashed it,” Sheeran said. “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.”

On Monday (Dec. 7), Sheeran scored GRAMMY nominations for record of the year and song of the year, both for his inescapable hit "Thinking Out Loud." Sheeran has been on the road supporting his sophomore album x, which includes "Thinking Out Loud" and was nominated for album of the year last year.