Rude awakening for Ed Sheeran’s fans… he collects mucky art
ED SHEERAN brushed aside his billing as pop music’s Mr Nice Guy — by revealing he collects rude artwork.
And the superstar singer claimed that guests are shocked whenever they stumble upon his stash of un-palette-able portraits.
‘I’m into mad, weird art,’ Ed explains. ‘I actually have a big painting in my house that just says the word, “****” — actually it says, “Pipe down, ****”.’
The Thinking Out Loud singer is an admirer of the male form, too, and owns a ‘huge picture’ of a naked man.
‘People walk in and they’re like, “What is that?!” So I do like stuff that offends people,’ he confessed.
Ed — who just secured his fourth UK No.1 single with Perfect, featuring Beyoncé — has also been pondering his retirement plans.
But, fret not, the 26-year-old says he won’t be hanging up his loop pedal for a while yet. ‘I’d like to do 15 years,’ he said.
‘I don’t really want to work past that because then that actually really affects your lifestyle.
‘You can’t actually ever be a member of the public again and just kinda go about your life and take your kids to school,’ he added.
Currently dating childhood chum Cherry Seaborn, 25, the Shape Of You singer Ed admits he can’t help thinking about fatherhood.
‘The end goal for anything is children,’ he said. ‘I don’t know if I’ll have them in ten years, but I’d like to at least start thinking about it.’
As for his highlight of the year, the chart-topper, from Suffolk, plumped for his dad’s 60th birthday. ‘I got home, he asked for a pint of love, so I bought him a pint glass and wrote “love” on it with a Sharpie,’ he told Beats 1.
Yesterday, Ed raised the roof at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola at London’s O2 arena.
Author: Tom Stichbury