I thought I was an idiot – Ed Sheeran | Entertainment
Shape of You hitmaker Ed Sheeran joined his friend Timothy Spoerer, music director at Ecclesbourne Primary School, Thornton Heath, south London, on a Zoom call with the children, where he discussed his path to music and even taught the children to play his hit song, Perfect.
He said: “I, basically, wasn’t very smart at school. I thought I was an idiot for a very long time. I couldn’t do maths, science, and English, and I was told to be successful in life, you had to do those things. I loved playing music. That’s what made me happiest. My dad always said to me, ‘If you want to be a musician, work really hard at it.’ I wanted to make music my job, but it was a lot of hard work and struggling. Essentially, the way I got my income and paid my bills was by playing covers at weddings.”
And Sheeran admitted that it would be a while until anyone heard new music for him as he wants to “get back to normal life”.
He later added: “I won’t be releasing music, not for a while – some time next year. I need a year off not doing anything. Getting back to normal life.”
Back in August 2019, as he wrapped his huge ‘Divide’ tour, Sheeran admitted that he was taking a break from touring for 18 months.