Ed Sheeran has paid a visit to a poorly superfan who is currently receiving treatment in hospital.
Nine-year-old Melody Driscoll suffers from Rett Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects brain development, resulting in severe mental and physical disability.
The girl’s family writes on Facebook that because of the disorder and numerous associated health issues, Melody has spent 80% of her life in hospital.
“She has broken both arms and her leg lashing out in pain,” her family writes. “She has undergone more then 40 operations but still manages to smile every single day. She has taught me to never give up and to always fight for what you believe in. She is a living miracle.”
When Sheeran visited her in hospital recently, he treated Melody to an impromptu rendition of his song ‘Photograph’ on ukulele. Watch a video shared by Melody’s family on Facebook below.
This says it all! 😍
Posted by Melody In Mind on Wednesday, November 9, 2016
In a thank you post to Sheeran on Facebook, the girl’s family explains that Sheeran has a remarkable positive impact on her daughter, who apparently “sat there beaming” when she saw him on TV for the first time.
“Then every single time you came on the TV after that she gave the exact same reaction,” Melody’s mother adds, branding Sheeran her daughter’s “Prince Charming”. Read the full post here.
Last month (October), betting was suspended on Ed Sheeran headlining Glastonbury 2017.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It looks like Ed’s cameo in the latest Bridget Jones film was the clue all along. Punters have piled into his odds at a rate of knots and we’re left with no option but to close the betting for the time being.”
The other rumoured headline act for Glastonbury 2017 is currently Foo Fighters, who have announced other huge European festival slots in the same week as the Somerset festival. They would join already-announced Glastonbury headliners Radiohead.