Most high schoolers listen to music, and most who listens to music knows who Ed Sheeran is. The lovable ginger goofball is one of the most talented vocalists and musicians that our era has seen. With his release of his new hit, “Shape of You,” his popularity will only begin to grow.
Ed Sheeran’s life was not all that easy. Born in England, Sheeran showed interest in music at an early age. He stated that his early memories of music included Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton. Recently in an interview with Time Magazine, he talked about something that was a major roadblock as a child: his stutter. He states that the stutter was the result of not receiving anesthetic during a surgery to remove a birthmark. The stutter became a huge issue to his self-confidence at his young age. He states that the stutter made it so he was never able to express properly what he had to say.
But now as an adult, Sheeran embraces his stutter and speaks out about it freely. He stated that “Stuttering is not a thing that kids should be worried about. You shouldn't necessarily shed light on it and make it a trend, but stress to each other to just be yourself.” This is great advice to all of us who should embrace and accept ourselves, flaws and all. With all this said, Ed Sheeran still has his confidence and can-do attitude with him everywhere he goes. Join him this summer as he does his 2017 tour in the US.