You, like us, HAVE to be wondering just what the heck Ed Sheeran was doing during his insanely long break, right?
Thankfully, the musician (who just dropped two new songs “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape Of You”) dished about all his adventures in his interview with BBC Breakfast.
– He went bungee jumping: “I was in Queenstown and they were like, ‘Should we go on a bungee jump?’ And I said, ‘Ah, yes when in Rome,’ but I’m terrified of heights. I did do it, but it was horrible. That was probably the scariest thing I did.”
– He went to Iceland: “I also put my foot in a boiling geyser in Iceland. It melted the skin off the top of my foot. I was wearing a Timberland boot which no longer exists.”
– He flew on a WWI plane with Lord of the Rings‘ director Peter Jackson: “Peter Jackson collects WWI planes. He strapped me to the front of one of them and flew me around. Just ‘round the air base.”
– He went to Japan: “No one really cares about me in Japan. There are like two people that like me in Japan…I specifically picked places that I wasn’t really liked.”
– He also went whitewater rafting and swam with bull sharks without a cage.
After all those adventures, he went on a cruise! But not to relax, but more record Divide (his new album’s title).
“My biggest market in the world is the Philippines and every staff member on the boat was Filipino, so I just had a wave of people come to my room every five minutes asking for selfies,” he recalled of his cruise ship experience. “I spent my whole time taking pictures with Filipino people.”
After that experience, he switched ships and headed to the Queen Mary 2 — and skipped meals, apparently.
“I got the Queen Mary 2 boat over and built a studio in that because Benny [Blanco], who made the album, refuses to fly,” he shares. “We weren’t allowed to eat because you have to have a suit…You have to wear a dinner jacket to eat.”
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