Pop star Ed: I used to sing for a pint
CHART topper Ed Sheeran has admitted he used to get paid in BEER!
The grog wage eventually proved too much for the singer, as all that booze inevitably made him FAT.
The 23-year-old explains in new book A Visual Journey: “I started doing open-mic gigs in pubs across the capital, like Holborn’s The Ivy House.
“I was paid in beer, so I got very fat.”
Meanwhile the Thinking Out Loud warbler admits he refuses to answer anonymous calls on his mobile phone having been plagued by DEATH threats.
He added: “Erm…I got quite a few death threats early on. That’s why.
“It’s not a great way to start the morning. It happened just after it blew up for me, around June 2011. Everything went mental.”
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