Ed Sheeran Reveals the Painful Reason He Needs to Undergo Surgery in January

by Zach Seemayer 5:57 PM PST, December 10, 2015
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It looks like Ed Sheeran is going to kick off the new year with some surgery.

The "Thinking Out Loud" singer revealed that he's going to have to get an operation to fix a busted eardrum which he suffered after jumping off a boat and damaging his ear while on vacation in Spain earlier this year.

"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 explained to Australia's Nova radio.

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"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 [because] it means I have to stay at home," he added.

According to the 24-year-old musician, he didn't realize how badly he had hurt himself until he went back in the water long after the initial injury.

"It's the most painful thing having a hole in your eardrum and having water go in," Sheeran shared.

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The surgery and subsequent recuperation period will mean Sheeran is going to take a temporary break from performing, which the singer has earned after his lengthy 179-date x Tour, which concludes Dec. 12 with a concert at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Hopefully he won't forget the sweet moves he learned for his "Thinking Out Loud" music video during his short hiatus! Check out the video below to hear how Sheeran learned how to dance like a pro.