Just when you thought Ed Sheeran couldn’t be any more perfect, footage of his message to young school kids struggling with self-confidence has resurfaced.
The UK singer songwriter told the American Institute for Stuttering he was a “very, very weird child”. The video of the 2015 speech has once again gone viral – and it couldn’t come at a better time.
“I was a very, very, very weird child. And I had a port-wine stain birthmark on my face, which I got lasered off when I was very young,” he told the audience.
The 26-year-old said it was one of the laser sessions, where they failed to use anaesthetic, that started his stutter.
“One day they forgot to put the anaesthetic on, and ever since then I had a stutter,” he said.
“The thing I found most difficult about it was; knowing what to say but not really being able to express it in the right way. I did different speech therapies and tried homeopathy but wasn’t very successful.”