Ed Sheeran's Tweet From 2011 Shows Just How Far He's Come
A Tweet from Ed Sheeran back in 2011 has recently resurfaced and it's giving people a real insight into his graft.
Is there anyone near the mad ferret in preston that can give me a cup of tea and a shower in return for a tune?
- Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) 4 August 2011
As you can see, back on August 4, 2011, Ed was in Preston and was looking for somewhere he could shower and have a cup of tea. His repayment? A tune. These days, millions of people would be throwing themselves at him in an attempt to get hold of this kind of opportunity. It's kind of sad because the exact same people definitely wouldn't have done it when he was a nobody.
I guess the reason why this Tweet resonates with people so much is because it just goes to show that if you put in hard work, graft, and believe in yourself - anything can happen. Wow, I just got so mushy. I apologise.
It is amazing that he's gone from begging people to use their bathroom facilities to headlining the biggest U.K. festival. Fair bloody play to the LAD.
Ed has got a bit of a reputation for being the most down-to-Earth celebrity going, despite being arguably the biggest male singer in the world.
Back in November, it was revealed that Ed was earning £30,000 a day. A number which I assume has blown up in the last year thanks to his new album and tour.
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According to the Mirror, in 2015 he made £11million in pre-tax profits. The figures, provided by accounts sent to Companies House, show that he's doubled his profit since 2014 when he made £5.3 million.
He revealed a while back that he limits himself to £1,000 a month which 'mainly goes on taxis' because if he had it all in one account he'd 'spend it all'. I feel him.
Who would've thought that a few short years later, he'd not only be headlining at Glastonbury, but also guest starring on the biggest show on the planet? He's revealed that he's going to be in an episode of Game of Thrones. He told The Hits Radio: "I do a scene with Maisie. I sing a song and then she goes, 'Oh, that's a nice song'."
Ed had already starred in a medieval drama, The Bastard Executioner, and felt at home of the GoT set.
He told the Sun: "It's gruesome and it's going to be fine because my friend wrote it. I feel like people would expect me to be in a rom-com or something, so I wanted to be in something people don't expect me to."
Fair play, Ed. You're an inspiration.
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