Ed Sheeran turns 28 this weekend (Feb. 17) and it appears he is potentially ringing it in with a “bang.” The “Shape of You” singer posted a hilarious photo of himself on Instagram surrounded by a swarm of colorful balloons, holding a birthday cake decked out in blue frosting with a ÷ (Divide) symbol on it.
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Instead of smiling, though, Sheeran has a terrifying look on his face – and that’s probably because instead of candles, the cake appears to have a single (lit) what appeared to be a firecracker on top. He most likely isn’t keen on making a wish on that! (Check out the photo below).
Overall, Ed Sheeran had an incredible year in 2018 with the massive success of his chart-topping, Grammy-winning third studio album. He set multiple tour records last year and also released a fascinating documentary film as an Apple Music exclusive called “Songwriter,” which documents the creative-songwriting process behind the album.
Sheeran also got engaged to his longtime sweetheart Cherry Seaborn last December. It’s not clear if the pair have formally tied the knot yet.
This year looks to be exciting for Sheeran as well. As previously reported, he just announced a new line of guitars, Sheeran by Lowden, at NAMM 2019. Plus, Universal Pictures just released the trailer for the upcoming Beatles’-themed comedy feature, “Yesterday,” in which the “Perfect” singer has a fun role as himself.
As for new Ed Sheeran music, another album has not yet been confirmed. In a BBC interview, the British native singer-songwriter suggested he’ll put out some sort of project in 2019, just not a full album. Sheeran is nominated at the upcoming 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which takes place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on March 14. Grab tickets from AXS to see the ceremony live.
We join Sheerios far and wide in wishing Ed Sheeran a very happy birthday! Stay tuned to AXS for more on Ed Sheeran.