Ed Sheeran embarrassed at US customs by barrage of lewd videos sent by Elton John

The singer spoke backstage at the Ivor Novello awards

Click to follow
The Independent Online

It’s hard to imagine flame-haired strummer Ed Sheeran turning much redder.

But the singer wasn’t spared his blushes when he attempted to get through US customs recently.

Backstage at the Ivor Novello awards, which saw him win Songwriter of the Year, the 24-year-old recalled the lewd videos Elton John emailed him as he passed through security.

“The worst email he ever sent me was, I got to customs in New York once and I had 17 new emails from him and I was like, something must be important,” he said. “And they were all video attachments, and I downloaded the first one, and yeah - it was good. And I was at customs and it's pretty hard to get in to America anyway without those sort of videos.

“It happens quite a lot.”


He also recalled a second odd happening at the ceremony.

“To tell you a weirder thing, I went to ACM college for about a month when I was 18 and some dude from ACM just came up to me and told me I'd overpaid my student fee and he gave me 200 quid,” he said.

“So that was a nice surprise and now I've got 200 quid.”