Ed Sheeran told not to speak between gigs because of sore throat

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Singer is currently on tour in Australia

Ed Sheeran has been told by doctors to refrain from doing any talking between gigs until he recovers from a sore throat, TV3 reports.

The singer is currently touring Australia and has even been provided with a white board to communicate with in an attempt to preserve his voice.

Taking to Twitter, Sheeran posted:”Been told by the vocal doc not to talk at all between shows and they’re giving me a white board to communicate with, could prove interesting.”

Sheeran has taken time out from playing gigs to film a cameo appearance in long-running Australian soap opera Home and Away. The ‘Sing’ performer was snapped on location at Palm Beach in Sydney alongside actress Emily Symons, who plays Marilyn Chambers on the show. He will appear as himself in an episode later this year.

The 24-year-old also recently brokered a deal with Warner Music Group to create a label to launch new acts. “I’ve set up my first record label, it’s called Gingerbread and [British singer-songwriter] Jamie Lawson is my first signing,” he told Nova FM. “I wanted Australia to be the launch pad because Australia is a country that I feel would really really dig Jamie”

Sheeran said he decided to back new artists after he discovering singer-songwriter Passenger: “The first time I properly thought about it was when I took Passenger on tour for two years. I took him into my record company and played them the record but they didn’t get it. Then I was too busy on my own stuff and I let it slide.

“Then he had a worldwide number one hit. After that, everyone was like, ‘Maybe Ed does know what he’s talking about’.”