James Blunt: ‘If you thought 2016 was bad – I’m releasing an album in 2017’

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Singer is known or his self-deprecating humour on social media

James Blunt has jokingly suggested that 2017 is going to be worse than 2016 on account of him releasing a new album next year.

Blunt released his latest album ‘Moon Landing’ in 2013. His fourth studio LP, the record reached number two in the UK charts.

The singer-songwriter has long been known for his self-deprecating humour on social media. His Twitter bio reads that he is “proof that one song is all you need,” referring to his own 2005 hit ‘You’re Beautiful’.

Earlier today (December 13), Blunt tweeted: “If you thought 2016 was bad – I’m releasing an album in 2017”.

Last month, it was reported that James Blunt was involved in a mishap when Princess Beatrice slashed Ed Sheeran‘s face with a sword as she pretended to knight Blunt.

Blunt, Princess Beatrice and Ed Sheeran were at a party at the Royal Lodge in Windsor when the incident occurred. According to reports, Blunt joked that he wanted to become Sir James. Princess Beatrice retrieved a ceremonial sword, swung it backwards, accidentally catching Ed Sheeran on the cheek in the process.

“The blade cut into his face and it was just a few inches from his right eye,” one source told The Sun. “A couple of the guests said it could have been worse and he could have been blinded in the eye, but Ed really played it down. Everyone was totally shocked and apparently Beatrice was very upset. But Ed was the perfect gentleman and told her it was just an accident.” Apparently Sheeran went to the hospital, got stitches, and then went back to the party.

Last year, Blunt responded to Noel Gallagher’s criticism of him being “boring”.