ED Sheeran is quite simply one of the biggest stars on the planet thanks to his numerous smash hits.
But the redhead was forced to quit Twitter because of constant attacks from vile trolls – and suffered a broken arm in a bike accident. Here's Ed's incredible story…
It seems Ed can do no wrong in the eyes of the music world.
The 26-year-old has released three albums since 2011 and his latest album, Divide, sold 232,000 more copies in its first day than any other album in 2016.
As a result of his success Ed's net worth is estimated to be £37 million. Adele is the only person to have sold more records than him in the last ten years.
Bizarre editor Dan Wootton reported how Ed made £47,000 a day last year despite taking the 12 months off.
The Thinking Out Loud singer raked in £17.2million in sales for his company then paid himself £15.5million.
Figures show he earned £39.4million from sales in three years.
They do not yet include any income from his record-breaking 2017.
To cap off a fantastic year for Ed, in December he was given an MBE for services to music and charity by Prince Charles and Buckingham Palace.
Speaking about his honour, Ed remained humble, saying he put it all down to “persistence”.
He said: “I think it’s persistence. I don’t have a vast amount of talent compared to other people.
His three albums, ÷, x, and the original +, have all had numerous top ten hits.
His latest album ÷ had all 16 tracks in the top 20 at the same time in March of this year.
The singer songwriter's biggest track to date is Thinking Out Loud, which spent 19 weeks at number one and was the first ever single to spend a year inside the Top 40.
This is closely followed by his debut single The A Team and recent tune Shape of You.
Ed Sheeran was injured in a bike accident in October 2017 and told fans that the incident could have an impact on upcoming tour dates. He then spoke out at the Q Awards about his cancelled gigs on October 18.
Ed posted a photo on Instagram of his right arm, which he uses to play guitar, in a plaster cast.
His left shoulder has also been strapped in a sling.
He said: “I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x”.
The singer-songwriter, 26, was due to kick off a tour in Asia on October 22 in Taipei before moving on to Osaka, Seoul in South Korea, Tokyo in Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore.
He is then meant to travel to Malaysia and Thailand in mid-November before performing his last gigs of the year on November 19 in Mumbai and November 23 in Dubai.
Ed will also perform on the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 final on 16 December.
Ed is currently dating his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn.
After being linked to a string of other artists such as Taylor Swift, who he collaborated with on the track Everything Has Changed, and Ellie Goulding who he has previously admitted Don't is about, the singer has finally settled down.
At the end of last year The Sun exclusively revealed that hockey star, Cherry, moved from the US to the UK to be closer to Ed.
Ed left Twitter after a constant stream of vile comments had been bringing him down.
He told The Sun: “I’ve actually come off Twitter completely. I can’t read it.
“I go on it and there’s nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter’s a platform for that.
“One comment ruins your day. But that’s why I’ve come off it.
“The head-f*** for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much.”
Ed’s Instagram account will automatically generate tweets on the site but he will not be using it himself.
Ed explained: “I don’t hear any noise whatsoever, but that goes on the other side of things as well.
“I don’t hear the positive or the negative so my ego’s not getting inflated or ripped to shreds. You can kind of stay very level.”
However, there’s a serious side to the Twitter trolling which Ed believes will continue to push people to their psychological limit.
He said: “It has a huge impact because of the way you view yourself and the insecurities that get brought out by other people.
No stranger to a needle, Ed has a whopping 60 tattoos on his body.
It is reported that the singer has spent more than 40 hours in a tattoo chair in his life.
Among the tats are a pair of Rolling Stones lips, the crest of his old school and a massive lion in the centre of his chest.
Tattoo artist to the stars Kevin Paul is responsible for a large amount of Ed's etchings.
He has also tattooed the likes of Rihanna and Harry Styles.