If you’ve been following music news at all this past year then you’ve definitely heard about Ed Sheeran and his massive success. The singer is an international headliner and has been nominated for 11 World Music Awards and six Grammys since 2013.
As it turns out, things haven’t always been so fabulous for the “Thinking Out Loud” singer. According to his cousin, Jethro Sheeran, Ed was bullied through his childhood.
“At school he wouldn’t go out because he was bullied,” Jethro told The Sun. “He wouldn’t go out because people would pick on him for having ginger hair and glasses.”
Jethro said the bullying caused Ed to become a recluse, which gave him time to improve his song writing.
“It was sad for us to see. But while I was out with my mates he was working on his craft, becoming the incredible songwriter he is today,” Jethro said.
Although Ed Sheeran is now a confident and loved musician, negative comments are still made against him. Fellow British singer Noel Gallagher said in an interview that he doesn’t want to live in a world where Ed can sing at Wembley.
“His dad was quite upset about that,” Jethro said of Gallagher’s comment. “Some of the family say Ed should be more outspoken. He could tell them, ‘I sell way more records than you.'”
We’re guessing Ed’s childhood bullies will keep their mouths shut when they see the star sing with Beyoncé in a tribute to Stevie Wonder!
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