In an interview with U.K. men’s lifestyle magazine ShortList, James admitted it was all a lie.
“Ed was drunk, messing around, and he cut himself,” James revealed. “We made a fancy story up, people fell for it. It was very embarrassing.”
He added, jokingly, “It’s bizarre that people fell for it. I blame him. He must be desperate — he’s trying to sell records.”
Ed even joked about the incident in a charity performance, too.
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Posted to: Ed Sheeran