A tattoo artist who was struggling with his job after the tragic loss of his baby has revealed that Ed Sheeran stepped in to help save his home and business.
Kevin Paul and his wife, Tara, who live in Derbyshire in the UK, were left struggling to pay their bills following their sad loss. But after mentioning his financial difficulties to Ed, he woke the next day to find money in his account.
Kevin told the Derby Telegraph: "Yes, Ed did put cash into my account. I was out of the studio for a while and my bank balance was going down rapidly.
"I didn't ask Ed to help me. He's amazing like that. We were just talking one day. He's just the kindest guy."
It's really difficult to not like Ed Sheeran, isn't it?
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Kevin is now back tattooing and has a host of celebrity clients who he can now count as friends. In fact, he was recently on a night out with David Hasselhoff. And he's even set to be the star of a new TV documentary all about him and his life. So, quite a turn around.
He met Ed shortly after he won Best Newcomer at the Brits, and the pair remain close friends. Kevin is responsible for a number of Ed's tattoos, including the lion on his chest. He also has some of Ed's guitars hanging in his studio.
Kevin said: "We're close. He's the nicest guy you could ever wish to meet.
Some of Ed's old guitars hang on Kevin's studio wall. Credit: Derby Telegraph / BPM
"We go and spend time with him in the country. We watch TV, eat food and chat.
"He's like an uncle to my kids. How nice is that?"
In the future, Kevin hopes to set up a charity to help people who are suffering with mental health issues.
He said: "I've helped a lot of people over the last few years. When they come to me for a tattoo, they bring with them some of their life stories - good and bad.
"While I work, we talk. People tell me I've saved their lives because they were contemplating suicide.
Kevin has a number of celebrity clients. Credit: Derby Telegraph / BPM
"I'm a good listener, I suppose. I've created friendships with people who didn't think they had anyone to confide in.
"I like that. I want to reach out to people. When I was a kid, there was no one there for me.
"I hate to think of other people suffering like that."
Source: Derby Telegraph