Ed Sheeran to undergo operation on burst eardrum

Singer-songwriter is due have surgery following his current tour of New Zealand

Ed Sheeran has revealed that he is set to undergo an operation to repair a burst eardrum.

The singer-songwriter said he suffered the accident while jumping off a yacht in Spain earlier this year.

He is due to conclude his world tour in New Zealand this week before he undergoes a graft to repair his ruptured eardrum in the New Year.

Sheeran told Australian radio station Nova: “I have to have an operation in January on my ear because I stupidly jumped off a yacht really high up and smashed it. I landed wrong and it burst my eardrum so I have to go and get a graft, which means I’m not allowed to fly for a while, so it’s kind of good it means I have to stay at home.

“I didn’t realise what happened until I went in water again and it’s the most painful thing having a hole in your ear drum and having water go in,” he continued, saying that he had decided to rent a boat on the last day of their holiday in a shared house.


“On the last day it was three of their 24th birthdays and I just thought, ‘bugger it, I’ll rent a yacht and we’ll just go out and escape all the pandemonium’. And yeah, it was pretty fun but that’s when the jumping off incident happened.”

It is believed that Sheeran earned £63,000 per show and a profit of £22,000 during his current tour, according to recent reports.

Accounts filed at Companies House, which do not include the three shows Sheeran played at Wembley Stadium during the summer, allegedly saw the singer earning £6.2m from a 12 month period leading to March of this year, an average of £63,000 per show. 

With costs deducted, the final amount that Sheeran allegedly earns comes to around £22,000 in profit from every show.