Edward Christopher Sheeran, MBE (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (pronounced "plus"), was released in September 2011. It topped the UK and Australian charts, reached number five in the US, and has since been certified eight-times platinum in the UK.
The album contains the single "The A Team", which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. "The A Team" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where he performed the song with Elton John.
Tom Parker's forthcoming memoir reveals that Ed Sheeran helped pay some of his medical bills during his courageous fight against brain cancer.The Wanted singer was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020, when medics discovered an inoperable tumour on his brain.
He battled the disease for 17 months before passing away in March this year at age 33, leaving behind his wife Kelsey and children Aurelia and Bodhi.Tom's memoir is due to be released later this month and is titled Hope: My inspirational life.Writing about about his experience with cancer, Tom revealed that fellow musician Ed got in touch not long after his diagnosis to see if there was any way he could help, offering to pay for some of Tom's treatment.In an excerpt from the book, obtained by The Sun, he wrote: "I’ve never publicly said this before (and he’ll probably be mad that I’m doing it now), but Ed is a very special man.
He even helped out with my medical bills when I was seeking other treatment options and having private immunotherapy."He didn’t need to do any of that, but my wife Kelsey and I are so grateful to him for his support.Read more on dailystar.co.uk