Ed Sheeran has a dirty little secret, revealing that he “loves an onstage fart” in a series of bizarre questions from BBC‘s Greg James.
James shared his series of questions he emailed back and forth between the “Shape of You” singer, who calls himself “Teddy” via email. Showing a clip with the words: “Ed Sheeran gets wheeled to stage in a box,” Sheeran said he does not leave the stage and rather leaves a towel around his neck “like a champion boxer in all my glory.”
When Sam Smith joined the crooner in concert as a guest, Sheeran revealed Smith had his own box that he squeezed into in heels standing at a whopping 6’7″.
The most bizarre of the series of questions from James, although not surprising, was, “Have you hotboxed yourself with a nervous fart?” James asked, to which Sheeran responded to the email: “Nah but I love an onstage fart, especially through a ballad. I look at the crowd listening intently and think ‘you don’t know what’s coming out of me.'”
Back in 2015, the English singer admitted to having defecated in his pants while on stage performing for thousands of fans. As ET reported at the time, Sheeran “misjudged a fart on stage, which ended up being a shart. It was midway through a performance and I was kind of like, really lively, and then halfway through I was like, ‘All right, I’m just going to stand for the rest of the performance, and hope it’s over soon, and then go home and throw these trousers out.'”
Ed also said he passes gas while performing “all the time,” and admitted to having gone three days without changing his underwear.