Ed Sheeran wins O2 Award & talks sleeping rough at Buckingham Palace

by Martin
Ed Sheeran at Radio 1's Big Weekend (© BBC)
Ed Sheeran has had a huge amount of success with his new album 'X'

Ed Sheeran has had a huge amount of success with his new album ‘X’

‘Thinking Out Loud’ musician Ed Sheeran performed his first of four sell out dates at London’s O2 Arena last night (October 12th).

It was a big weekend for the star, as before the gig he was presented with the O2 ‘First Time’ award, as he headed into four gigs which will run until the 15th of October.

Before the show he tweeted:

“Playing the first of 4 sold out O2’s today. Slightly mental thinkin about it”

Check out a picture of his gong and leave your comments below…

In other Ed Sheeran news, the Daily Mail have published an excerpt from his book ‘A Visual Journey’ where he talks about being homeless for two and a half years.

Ed Sheeran presented with his 'First Time' award (© O2)

Ed Sheeran presented with his ‘First Time’ award (© O2)

The singer opened up to sleeping rough outside London’s Buckingham Palace before hitting the big time in the music industry. The excerpt reads:

“There was an arch outside Buckingham Palace that has a heating duct and I spent a couple of nights there… I didn’t have anywhere to live for much of 2008 and the whole of 2009 and 2010, but somehow I made it work.

“I knew where I could get a bed at a certain time of night and I knew who I could call at any time to get a floor to sleep on. Being sociable helped. Drinking helped.”

Sheeran continued to explain that he spent a week on Circle Line trains catching up on sleep because of his show timings.

Sheeran recently opened up about why not going to university is sometimes a good thing

Sheeran recently opened up about why not going to university is sometimes a good thing

“I’d go out and play a gig, wait until 5am when the Underground opened, sleep on the Circle Line until 12, go to a session – and then repeat. It wasn’t that bad.”

Check out the new video for ‘Thinking Out Loud’ below and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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